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College of Education planning alumni tour to England, France

The Penn State College of Education and Penn State Alumni Association are teaming up to offer alumni a chance to go on a 10-day trip to England and France.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Education and the Penn State Alumni Association are inviting alumni to take part in a tour of England and France, May 13-22, 2014.

Varying Educational Practices – Insights from England and France will be hosted by Dean David H. Monk. The 10-day trip is designed to combine the classic sites of England and France with insights into education abroad.

In England, tour goers can plan to see Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The British Museum and Windsor Castle. They will also participate in a meeting with the London Ministry of Education and a tour of Chichester University.

In France, a daylong tour of the D-Day Beaches, a trip to the D-Day Museum, a guided sightseeing tour of Paris, a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters and dinner near the Eiffel Tower have been scheduled. A visit to the Ministry of Education is planned as well.

For the price of $4,049, the trip includes: airfare from JFK Airport in New York (price points can be established from other airports), eight nights in handpicked hotels, a multilingual tour director, transfers to and from the airport, private deluxe motorcoach, baggage handling at hotels, breakfast every day, three three-course dinners and entrance to a variety of sites.

For more information on the trip, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Philip E. Hoy at or (814) 863-2216.

-- by Andy Elder (June 2013)