Cedar Crest to Send All Sophomores to Rio

August 30, 2016

A women’s college in Pennsylvania will send its sophomore class on an 8-day trip to Brazil at no extra cost to students.

Cedar Crest College said that in spring 2018 all interested sophomores in good academic, financial and judicial standing will travel to Rio de Janeiro. The college will pay for all travel, lodging and meal costs.

According to a press release, students will enroll in a sophomore experience class focused on cultural competency in the fall term prior to the trip. During the trip students will be divided into groups based on their fields of study, with academic and service-learning experiences to be led by Cedar Crest faculty and staff members.

Cedar Crest is not the only college to offer a classwide overseas trip. Centenary College of Louisiana has since 2014 offered a summer program in Paris for all incoming freshmen, included in the cost of tuition. This year's freshman class traveled to Paris from Aug. 4 to Aug. 13.

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