It is one thing to learn about history from a textbook, but it is something else to learn on the actual sites themselves. Seeing the art up close and personal in some of the very places it was inspired adds a whole new feel to it. It is like one has travelled back in time and witnessed the artist as they created the work. This comes from someone who likes the look of art, but never really sees himself as someone who would visit museum after museum. It is a once in a lifetime experience, one that I hope all future St. Stephen’s University students have.
Seeing the structures, such as a medieval town or the remains of Ancient Roman ruins, adds a depth of realism that one can not get through reading textbooks. Hearing the information on the actual sights, truly allows the SSU group to discover their roots and appreciate the history. I know that it has enhanced my understanding and will continue to do so for years. This trip is an experience that I would not trade for anything and I am privileged to go to a university that offers such an opportunity.
To all future SSU students, this trip is not even over and I am finding it to be so valuable; I urge you not to miss out on it.This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.