Love to explore: voices of student travelers

From befriending locals to discovering the breathtaking views, students from Augie made the world their classroom in January. J-term courses included travel to New Zealand, Spain, Morocco, India, United Kingdom, France, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Germany and Norway.

Jensen Froehlich, Justin Radermacher, Annie Olson, Mia Phillips and Maori guide Pare canoe on the Whanganui River in New Zealand. Photo submitted by Haley Eversman.

“[The guides] were really nice people, and they taught me a different perspective. ” -Sammi Baker

Katie Jenkins, Lauren Ostlie, Nikki Feltman and Molly Lenz visit the Taj Mahal during their J-term trip to India. Photo submitted by Lauren Ostlie.

“My favorite part of doing a J-term trip was how much I learned not only about myself, but also [about] humanity as a whole.” -Lauren Ostlie

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Michaela Peters, on the nursing trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, swings above TelefériQo, Quito. Photo submitted by Michaela Peters.

“In our culture, we’re so fast-going. They take time to greet each other, every time.” -Michaela Peters

Sophomore Shayla White wraps around a mock cannon at a fortress in Trondheim, Norway. Photo submitted by Shayla White.

“Overall, it’s always fun because you really get to know the people in your group because you’re with them all the time for an entire month.” -Shayla White

Lexi Doman and Alex Stone, who took the Brexit course in London, pose by the Eiffel Tower during a Paris visit. Photo submitted by Lexi Doman.

“They really went out of their way to go to a lot of different aspects. We did museums; we did meetings with a ton of different companies to talk about Brexit.” -Lexi Doman

Dylan Larsen jumps in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid during his stay in Spain, after staying in nearby Salamanca. Photo submitted by Dylan Larsen.

“From the experiences in class to discovering new cultural aspects to Spain, learning something new was always exciting.” -Dylan Larsen

“It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” -McKenna Mathews

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