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CAMS 025 Embedded Course
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Rose Miller

Major: CAMS
Minor: History, International Studies, English
Hometown: Solomons, MD

How did you learn about this opportunity?

After I signed up for the class, I found out about the embedded component to it. I thought the chance to travel and learn about the subjects of the class was a great opportunity. 

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

We toured around Greece and it was absolutely amazing. We went to so many sites in such a small group, and were led by leaders in their field. It was an extremely informative trip. We went to both the "big" sites where we saw all of the tourist spots as well as the smaller sites to get a real feel of the country and visit the lesser known areas. There was a good balance with having the nights to ourselves to learn about both ancient and modern Greece. As a CAMS major, it was especially superb to see all the sites and artifacts that I have been learning about for the past four years. I actually cried when I saw the temple of Apollo.

"As a CAMS major, it was especially superb to see all the sites and artifacts that I have been learning about for the past four years."

How did this experience impact you academically?

I'm a senior in CAMS and I had never been to Greece, so it was amazing to get to see places that I had learned about. It was definitely the best way to end my senior year. If I wasn't already a CAMS major, a trip like this would have been even more valuable; it would have allowed for me to truly gauge what I want to do with my life and helped me to get on track to being a CAMS major sooner. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and wished that I had been able to do something like this through a class, which gave me a greater background on the subject, sooner.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

I want to become a teacher, either of history or English. I've always loved kids and getting to work with them and help them love things that I love would be amazing. This trip definitely will help me going forward. If I do decide to become a history teacher, it will help me tell stories and teach students in a fun and exciting way. If I become an English teacher, my love of mythology, tied in with these stories, will have the same outcome.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would definitely recommend this. It is pretty cheap for what you are actually getting. The total trip, without any of the scholarships that I received, was under $2,500, which isn't that bad given that you are going to Europe for the week. You get to be toured by people who know what you are looking at and see sites in ways that tourists never get to. The students who go with you are just as interested as you and it is a great bonding experience.

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