Students visit Puerto Rico during spring break

IMG_0817.JPGBy Nick Yoder – Hesston Staff Reporter

Several Hesston College students visited Puerto Rico during spring break as a part of Soc 120, a transcultural service trip.

Hesston College offered several different unique experiences. The team went to San Juan in the region of Aibonito. The trip gave students a chance to brush up their Spanish skills and provided insight into the history between the United States and Puerto Rico.

“We were able to do a walking tour and were able to see some of the forts,” said Sierra Wyse, a sophomore. “The streets were cobblestone. It was so pretty there!”

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The trip was also aimed at gaining experience to help students navigate cultural differences in their future. Destinations included urban areas, a coffee plantation, and two local schools.

“We went to Summit Hills and Betania to observe their classroom structure and teaching styles,” said Wyse. “And the coffee plantation was really tranquil.”

The one-credit hour course was offered for $1600.

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