Category: Travel

Submit an International Photo for a chance to win an iPad!

Enter the annual International Photo Contest! SPC will once again sponsor the annual International Photo Contest Open to all current SPC students, faculty, and staff Winners will be announced during International Education Week in November 2015 How to enter: Submit up to two photos you took while traveling outside the U.S. (Alaska, Hawaii and US … Continue reading Submit an International Photo for a chance to win an iPad!

Provost Olliver visits Cuba

Had the opportunity to visit Cuba in late January for a long weekend.  Quite a study in contrasts:  energy and lethargy, poverty and promise, beautiful renovated historic sites aside crumbling buildings and infrastructure.  As part of a large group of business and government leaders, I was more curious than anything else.  Even with the recent … Continue reading Provost Olliver visits Cuba

Study Abroad 101 Meeting on Monday, February 9!

Get the scoop on a great SPC Study Abroad program for 2014-2015 – join us for the Costa Rica Spanish Language program meeting! Study Abroad Costa Rica Spanish Language 101: When: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00pm Where: Clearwater Campus – ES 314 Why: Meet the professor and the students that will be studying abroad! Make … Continue reading Study Abroad 101 Meeting on Monday, February 9!

The Pope will now greet you… in Italian. by Sydney Merritt

We saw the Pope today! This is probably the most significant thing on this trip so far. I think we also may have seen the entire population of Italy in one courtyard. This event was really interesting, and definitely displayed the importance of this guy. There were extensive amounts of  translators, flags, and languages. Pope … Continue reading The Pope will now greet you… in Italian. by Sydney Merritt

Day 3: Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Soccer by William Moorhead

Day 3 After a deep sleep, we all were fully rested and ready for class. Well, most of us. We went to a different room today for class, what was supposed to be our room yesterday. In World Religions today, Dr. Stark gave us a good lecture on Hinduism and Buddhism, where we learned about … Continue reading Day 3: Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Soccer by William Moorhead

The Colosseum and Roman Forum are beautiful by Tyler Gray

On Monday we went and saw the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We started the day with walking through the Roman Forum. It was really crazy to think about how old all the ruins are. The size of the building are absolutely ridiculous. The fact they could create buildings that size without modern tools or … Continue reading The Colosseum and Roman Forum are beautiful by Tyler Gray

Treasures of My Israel Adventure by Nicholas Taltos

I am so grateful for this experience and everyone involved–Professor Jahosky, our tour guide Schlomo, the Foundation at SPC, Anna Faiola, BarbaraAnn Wells, and Mary Lancaster, and the fellow students. Thanks to everyone! Some of the highlights, among the many, many activities include: visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, exploring … Continue reading Treasures of My Israel Adventure by Nicholas Taltos

Getting ready for Italy! by Brandy Stark

Wow, well I can’t believe we are at the two week mark for this trip (actually, we’re just under that now…yikes!) I have pretty well completed all of the purchases needed for this trip — wardrobe, adapter plugs, and travel items. Getting ready to teach the pre-trip information next week — looking forward to getting … Continue reading Getting ready for Italy! by Brandy Stark

Tunneling through the Past with a Look to the Future by Rachel Korman

Israel Study Abroad student Rachel Korman talks about how things have changed in Israel over the last 3,000 years, and how there is hope for future changes as well: Today we saw David’s Tomb and went through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (amongst lots of cool other things), but these two were especially cool. Going through the tunnel … Continue reading Tunneling through the Past with a Look to the Future by Rachel Korman