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 width=Lincoln Land Community College invites students and community members to experience “Springtime in Paris (and environs)” March 2-10, 2012 (LLCC’s spring break). The nine-day study trip, led by Chris McDonald, Ph.D., LLCC professor of political science, will focus on history, culture and travel, and may be undertaken as a college credit or non-credit learning experience.

Information sessions describing the trip will be held at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the R.H. Stephens Room of Menard Hall on the Springfield campus. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Dr. McDonald says trip participants will be immersed in the history and culture that shaped the modern world. “This trip is designed as a whirlwind immersion in the center of Europe. Between 1914 and 1918, the great powers of Europe, and eventually the world, clashed in the fields of France and Flanders – the heart of the First World War. In 1917, millions of Americans joined in the struggle. Our trip uses these events as a backdrop for unforgettable days split between the history and landscape of the most momentous battles (Ypres, Somme, Meuse-Argonne and Verdun) and the amazing concentration of culture that is Paris.”

Participants will fly from Chicago to Paris and then move along the Western Front (including an overnight in Belgium), before returning to the bright lights of Paris. After days touring the Louvre, Notre-Dame and other sights, the tour concludes with a Seine River cruise and an evening ascent of the Eiffel Tower.

More information is available by visiting www.llcc.edu/europe or contacting Dr. McDonald at chris.mcdonald@llcc.edu or 786-4937.

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