Whether they remain on campus or travel overseas during Trinity’s two-week Interim, students get the chance to develop their knowledge of unique topics not typically covered in the college curriculum.
This year’s on-campus courses covered subjects such as Exploring Chicago Crime through Film, a study of the history of college pranks, and a writer’s workshop. Other classes focused on social justice issues like homelessness and the just production and distribution of healthy food. In nearby Harvey, Illinois, volunteers lived in the Tabitha House and Harvey House for two weeks while helping to minister to those living in spiritual and economic poverty.
In Costa Rica, Haiti, Cuba, and Ecuador, students discovered other cultures while lending themselves to be the hands and feet of Christ. Read blog posts from those who traveled outside of the United States.
Twelve students had the opportunity to study the culture and history of Italy. In this Interim course, led by Dr. Helen Van Wyck, professor of music, students journeyed through Venice, Florence, and Rome.
I was blessed during the trip by the people who I traveled with,
said Victoria VanHofwegen ’14.
“I was blessed during the trip by the people who I traveled with,” said Victoria VanHofwegen ’14, of Tolleson, Arizona. “Italy was a lot different than I expected, but I enjoyed the slow pace of life their culture holds. Seeing Michelangelo’s David, exploring the Coliseum in Rome, and having dinner on a Tuscany farm house were my favorite parts of the trip.”