Lions waste no time on their time off. For some, winter break meant studying abroad; for others, it meant spelunking through Patagonian glacier tunnels. Enjoy this quick trip around the globe with some of our favorite winter break memories.
Students in WGS 350: Gender Equity in Education studied in India. They worked with high school students in Delhi on projects around solar energy, tech justice, sustainability, and gender.
“This is a really important trip for Bonner Scholars, and we've been looking forward to it since September. But I don't think any of us anticipated how valuable the trip would be to developing our characters and identities as leaders. The service was humbling and empowering, satisfying and rewarding. We were able to taste the vibrancy of New Orleans and participate in the rebuilding of a community a decade after trauma all in one week—an irreplaceable experience.”—Megan Scarborough ’21
“I took my brother on his first trip abroad, visiting Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. I've been fortunate enough to do a bit of traveling since starting at TCNJ, and it has completely transformed my interests and views, so getting to develop my understanding of my role as a global citizen in the presence of someone I'm so close to, as well as hopefully instilling some of that enthusiasm in him, made it a particularly special trip."—Caitlin Mannion ’17 and current grad student in the English MAT program
TCNJ Women’s Swim and Dive Team jetted to Aruba for training.
“You don’t know what you’re missing until you start traveling. Even if you think you’ve seen it all, trust me, you haven’t!”—Mallory Ilves ’19 vacationed in Ireland with friends. Here she is at Giant’s Causeway on the northern coast.
Alex Molder ’19 explored the tunnels of Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentinian Patagonia during his extended study broad in Chile. “My favorite parts were jumping over deep crevices, drinking the clear water from glacial streams, and sharing the experience with new friends I made on the trek.”
"Going abroad alone can definitely be scary. And this may sound cliché, but it truly is one of the best ways to discover yourself.”—Kerry Silverman ’19 went on a teen tour of Europe. Here she is in front of the John Lennon wall in Prague.
“This piece of wood that we call a snowboard does more than just take laps on the mountain; it creates experiences that are unforgettable.”—Adam Khalifa ’21 at Jay Peak, Vermont with the TCNJ Ski & Snowboard Club.
“One of Melbourne’s landmarks is the Queen Victoria Market. At Vic Market, you can buy fresh produce almost every day, and on weekends they bring in live bands and host multicultural events. The best is in the winter and summer times, they have a night market in which local stores are able to sell their goods and local food stores set up their stands—be warned, you might come out of the night market smelling like smoked meat!”— Justine Hsu ’19, on her extended study abroad in Australia.
“I’d recommend the London trip to anyone! It was my first time out of the country, so of course I was nervous. But Dr. Steele and Professor Steinberg made sure that we all felt safe and created a fun and comfortable environment. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I got to experience Shakespeare and theater in a whole new way!”—Amanda Beck ’20, who visited the reconstructed Globe Theatre on the south bank of the Thames River in London with the LIT 367/British Theatre class.
Education majors enjoyed two weeks in Ghana working with the Haven International Centre for Special Education—and a reception hosted by the Mayor of Accra at his home in the capital.