UMM Plans Springtime Tour of Paris, Florence, and Rome

Machias, ME - UMM announces that it will offer a nine-day excursion to France and Italy in the spring of 2009 for both UMM students and interested community members.

Art Professor Greg Henderson is organizing the tour which will run from March 28 to April 4, 2009 and will include stops in Paris, Milan, Florence, Sienna, and Rome with optional excursions to Versailles and Pisa.

The trip to Europe, which has been offered several times in the past, is arranged by EF Educational Tours of Cambridge, Massachusetts who work closely with the school to make sure that all preparations and plans are completed. EF will provide a tour director and area tour guides at all stops along the way.

According to Henderson, "This trip offers a wonderful experience for both sightseer and student. Paris, Florence, and Rome and the landscape we will travel in-between are filled with history, culture, art, and architecture that you simply can't find elsewhere. This is the sort of trip that people never forget."

To prepare for the trip all travelers will meet a number of times as a group and discuss travel plans, cultural expectations, and other essentials. Students can enroll in the "Trip to Europe" class and complete a separate course project to earn credit in Art or History.

Two planning and information meetings are scheduled for the following dates and times:  Friday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at UMM in the Art Room #208 of Powers Hall.

Professor Henderson advises that all interested travelers act quickly as the final date for sign up is in early December.

For travel details, costs, and other information, please contact Greg Henderson at 255-1307 or ghenders@maine.edu.

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