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Area Concordia students travel abroad

Two area students took part in the May Seminars program at Concordia University in Moorhead, which enabled them to travel abroad for study seminars.

Paige Johnson, the daughter of Philip and Pamela Johnson, Lake Park, was on the "Education vs. Training: Schooling in Northern Europe" program led by Karla Smart-Morstad, associate professor, education. Students on this seminar studied schooling in Iceland, Norway, Denmark and England. They compared understandings of American educaton with students, teachers and administrators in public and private K-12 settings in Northern Europe. There were also opportunities to visit places like Iceland's The Blue Lagoon and a daylong Golden Circle Tour to geysers and waterfalls; Fjords, mountains, Viking history, and the May 17th Syttende Mai celebration in Norway; castles in Denmark; the Tower of London and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Kari Taylor, the daughter of Lorence and Elaine Taylor, Detroit Lakes, was on the "Social Inequality: A Journey from Rome to London" program led by Dr. Nicholas Ellig, professor, sociology, and Dr. Natalie Peluso, assistant professor, sociology. Students on this seminar explored social inequality and learned from architectural marvels such as the Roman Colosseum. They used observational skills as sociologists to address questions of inequality from the past to the present. Participants journeyed through Rome, Florence, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and London where they engaged with the cultures, interacted with residents and visited some of the greatest museums, churches and historical sites in the world.

Both Johnson and Taylor are juniors at Concordia.