Hesston to offer transcultural service term in Russia

2013-2014 Nursing Students in Red Square, Moscow
2013-2014 nursing students in Red Square, Moscow. Photo courtesy of Gregg Schroeder

by Abby Musser – News Editor

Hesston College will offer a two-credit-hour transcultural service trip to Russia in 2014/2015.

The  Hesston Transcultural Service Term: Russia, once a trip for nursing and pre-med majors, is now open to all students.

Gregg Schroeder, nursing faculty, will be leading the trip. He says experiences will be tailored to students’ unique academic interests.

“For any student that is not in nursing or pre-med, we will arrange site visits that match their area of study,” Schroeder said. “For example, a communications major might go to a broadcast station while the health care students are at the hospitals.”

Participants can also learn all about the culture by visiting sites like the State Hermitage Museum, which features more than three million artifacts and works of art. Other activities include attending a ballet, a folk dance, a live music performance, and even the Moscow Circus. Also included in the tour are many religious centers and famous sites like St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, and Moscow.

Starting in the fall students will meet with Schroeder to help prepare for the trip. In the meetings he will cover topics like Russian history, cultural practices, introduction to the language and team building activities.

A deposit of $500 is required for the trip. Schroeder will provide some fundraising materials to help students collect the money.

Interested students can contact Schroeder at greggs@hesston.edu or talk to him during office hours in Charles Hall, room 24.



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