History students, faculty tour Europe

Seven Grambling State University history majors, along with three faculty members, toured Europe. 

Courtesy photo GSU students in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Courtesy photo
GSU students in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The students are members of the Carter G. Woodson History Club who were enrolled in the 20th Century Europe class taught by Dr. Roshunda Belton,  History Department head. The class helped to prepare the students for their trip. 

Going to Europe was the experience of a lifetime for the students. “I’ve never been out of the country before, so I didn’t know what to expect,” said  Kimberly F. Monroe, vice president of the GSU Graduate Student Association.

She said it was nice to see the way other people interacted and the type of jobs they have. 

“My favorite place visited was Stonehenge and London. I’m thankful for the opportunity,” said Monroe.

Kayla J. McClellan said, “I had a great time! My eyes were opened to a whole new world and culture. It was interesting to see the differences and similarities between their lives and my own. I was able to see, firsthand, things I have only seen in books. 

“This was an amazing opportunity. Now I am looking into studying abroad during grad school.”

Ashia Caraway, a senior history major, said, “The trip to London and Paris was my very first time ever being out of the country. I absolutely fell in love with the City of London. I was amazed by the overall culture and how much of a melting pot the city really is.”

Caraway said because of Dr. Belton’s Modern European class, every tour brought each class discussion to life, especially when going to the Tower of London. Although London has become “one of my favorite places in the world,” Caraway said, Paris made her realize “there was a whole other world out there, and it was so much more interesting than boring old America.”

 My favorite thing in Paris had to be the Louvre which is the worlds largest art Museum and of course seeing the Eiffel Tower with my own eyes. Paris is really a city that sparkles!