The Berlin Wall: Seven Randolph-Macon students learned about the Holocaust and Jewish Culture by traveling through Germany and Austria during January term in 2013. Led by German Professor Joseph Moser, students visited historic sites and learned about events including the Holocaust experienced authentic German food and culture, and even practiced speaking in German. In this video, students visit the historic site of the Berlin Wall. They learned about its rise and fall and the impact it had on that country. Cody Huber ’16 gives a historical overview and shares his thoughts about visiting this historic landmark. . The original footage for this video was provided by R-MC students. This is part two of a six part video series that will launch about this course. These students also wrote blogs during their 17-day trip. You can follow their journey at these links: Elliot Meyer http://rmcjterm.blogspot.com/ Stephanie Talley http://travelrmc13.blogspot.de/ Lindsey Harkins http://lindseysjterm13.blogspot.com/ Morgan Parks http://ohfortravelssake.blogspot.com/ Anne Davis http://anneworth.tumblr.com/ Cody Huber http://codysjterm2013.blogspot.com/ Keifer Cosper http://keifersjterm2013.blogspot.com/ Randolph-Macon College’s January Term: January term or "J-term" is an immensely popular month-long program at Randolph-Macon College. This year, more than 90 percent of R-MC students (1,183) participated by choosing whether to immerse themselves in another culture and study abroad, experience working in their desired career through an internship or delve into a specific area of interest by taking an on- campus course or research assignment. Nearly 100 students traveled to one of 10 countries: Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, Tanzania, Hungary, China, Guatemala, Germany, Austria and New Zealand. This year, Randolph-Macon supplied video cameras to several of the classes so that students and professors could chronicle their time abroad. They returned with video blogs that shared their adventures and will make you feel as though you traveled with them.
Part One: Randolph-Macon students describe their excitement as they prepare to depart from Richmond International Airport and embark on an intercontinental flight. After landing in Berlin, Germany where they stayed for seven days, they visited the German Parliament and then had dinner at a local restaurant. The original footage for this video was provided by R-MC students.