Welcome to the blog for Global 09-10! Over the next five months you can visit this site to follow the adventures of 25 St. Olaf students as they migrate east across the globe.
Professor Jonathan Hill of the English Dept and his wife Barbara are leading the group to 9 different countries in 5 months. Our itinerary is as follows:
Geneva, Switzerland-August 29-September 3
Istanbul, Turkey-September 3-September 11
Cairo, Egypt-September 11-October 10
Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, India-October 10-November 17
Thailand-November 17-November 24
Hong Kong-November 24-December 23
Mainland China-December 23-January 2
Seoul, South Korea-January 2-January 25
Through these countries, we will be taking a course under Professor Hill entitled “travel writing.” We will be challenged with the task of putting our emotions, adventures, sights, smells, and tastes in words. This blog will be regularly updated with samples from our daily travel writing and some photos we’ve taken.
As we embark on this adventure, we hope you will enjoy our blog. We are venturing out into a big world, a great unknown. But we hope that through our relationships, through our struggles and celebrations, through our observations of those unlike us through and our writing, we will be able to process our experiences and be open to what this world has to offer.