These trips continue to provide our students with invaluable learning experiences unrivaled by any school or program anywhere, and, as noted by colleagues and stakeholders worldwide, are WNE’s signature academic offering.
--Dr. Dan Covell
I could hardly believe that I was actually in attendance at events of the Olympic Games; it was surreal…and the best 11 days of my life!
This Seminar Abroad influenced my perspective on sport, especially the value and importance of sports beyond the “Big Four.” Also, I’ve seen how sport can unify people around the world.
It was an amazing experience to go to the Olympics that will forever be a great memory in my life, and I cannot wait to tell my story for years to come.
The cultural contrasts between Brazil and the U.S. forced me to step out of my comfort zone, which I did and I can honestly say for the better.
Everything was amazing and incredible. It is hard to explain, but I feel like a new person through this experience.
Because of this trip, I am now a fan of table tennis, fencing, and rowing; three sports that I never in my life thought that I would appreciate and enjoy.
Every day was filled with a brand new experience, and I will never have another trip this packed with adventure and excitement.
Every day was packed with fun-filled activities and I would not want it to be any other way; also, being able to make a difference in the favela was something that I will never forget!
I saw and learned so much in the 11 days we spent in Rio; from learning Portuguese and interacting with children in the favela to attending events, I had the time of my life!
I got to see the best athletes in the world perform at one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.
It was incredible to attend my first Olympics, which I watched on television previously. To actually be there physically, though, is a moment that I will never forget.
--Paul St. Pierre