CAMS 15: Wonders of the Ancient World
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Carlton Jarmon

Liberal Arts Major: Spanish
Other Major: Accounting
Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Spring 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

Our program was designed to give us a detailed understanding of the ancient wonders of the World. Since all of these wonders existed at a point during the Hellenistic Period of Greece, part of this course included an embedded study abroad experience in Greece. It was there that we were able to tour the sites of ancient ruins like the Acropolis in Athens, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, and other sites in Argos, Corinth, and Nafplion to name a few.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Fortunately, this course was an honors level course as well as a humanity course. It simultaneously allowed me to complete another General Humanity credit towards my graduation from the College of the Liberal Arts as well as meet the required number of honors credits for the Schreyer Honors College.

"I was able to see ancient Greek ruins with my own eyes, touch their stone columns, and listen to the sage lessons of local archeologists acting as tour guides."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I believe that this experience has made me a person with a deeper understanding on other cultures. I have developed an appreciation toward the differing lifestyles that exist in this world. I was able to see ancient Greek ruins with my own eyes, touch their stone columns, and listen to the sage lessons of local archeologists acting as tour guides. During these lessons of the past, I also participated with modern Greeks in local shops and restaurants. I was even to learn some basic but useful phrases in their native language.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts has been a tremendous help in making this experience possible. I never would have been informed about this opportunity were it not for an email from their newsletter. They spared to effort in informing us about every detail necessary to prepare us for the trip prior to departure, promoted enrichment funding for use while abroad, and were proactive in ensuring our safe return. In fact, two especially important people were Anne Killebrew and Jane Skinner who facilitated the program and experience to the utmost degree.

For more information on education abroad for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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