Student Adventures Around The World

Spring Break 2007

SMU students spent spring break around the world volunteering, traveling with faculty members to France, Spain, Germany and the American South, and teaching Navajo children.

Dane
Dane
Pilgrimage
Tiana
Tiana
Navajo Nation
Daniel
Daniel
Pilgrimage
Christina
Christina
Civil Rights Tour
Kristin
Kristin
Holocaust Tour
Liz
Liz
Pilgrimage

Christina
Christina is in the Deep South, learning more about the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

March 17, 2007
The next day we briefly visited several churches in Memphis, one of them being Mason Temple were Dr. King gave his last speech the night before he was assassinated. We went to the National Civil Rights Museum to learn in depth about Dr. Kingís murder and the assassin. Read more.


Liz
Liz is experiencing the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages from France to Spain.

March 18, 2007
This morning we are on our way to the airport (sadly) to catch our flight to Miami and then on to Dallas. Our trip has absolutely flown by and I words canít even begin to express how happy I am I made the decision to go on this pilgrimage. Read more.


Dane
Dane is experiencing the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages from France to Spain.

March 18, 2007
As half the group packs up and gets ready to make the trek back to the hotel, the rest of us, being that it is our last night in Europe, decide that we should make the most of the night; and another bar is not what we have in mind. We figure the best way to do that is to experience a discoteca. Read more.


Tiana
Tiana is tutoring Navajo children at the Tuba City Boarding School in Arizona.

March 17, 2007
You'll grow a mustache. I'm serious. Eat your lunch, Ashley. I'm worried about you ó you didn't eat your breakfast either. Cafeteria food is not known for being scrumptious, but you don't want to grow a mustache. Read more.


Kristin
Kristin is in Germany with fellow students as part of SMU's new Human Rights Program.

March 12, 2007
Grafitti splashed everywhere in East Berlin; on garbage cans, by the train tracks, on houses, store fronts, but most obviously on the Berlin Wall, of which its third and fourth generations still stand. As the Berliners passed casually by, the 13 of us gawked and photographed one part of the wall which ran for several blocks. Read more.


Daniel
Daniel is experiencing the actual Pilgrimage of the Middle Ages from France to Spain.

March 9, 2007
As I perform my usual morning rituals today, I start to contemplate the rituals I am about to partake in for the next 10 days. I will be spending my spring break traveling to Europe to get a taste of the ever-popular pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Read more.