Europe: 300 Years of Exploration in Food and Science

Students investigated the culture and science of food and agriculture in Italy, France and the United Kingdom. Highlights included visiting country farms and meeting local farmers to learn how food is sourced. They also toured production facilities to learn more about how it’s processed, including cheese, ham, pasta, nuts and chocolates. In addition, the group explored the international city of Geneva, Switzerland, with a focus on science and culture. This included a visit to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe.

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“It almost felt like you lived there. It wasn't like we were outsiders visiting. It was like we were part of their family.”
— Katie Weber '17

Students touring the Large Hadron Collider
Walking group of students in Geneva, Switzerland
Students touring the International Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland
Students watching wheels of parmigiano reggiano cheese being made
students taking a selfie at the Milan Cathedral
Classes met weekly on the Carroll University campus in preparation for the two-week European trip
Students traveled to four major European cities as well as numerous small villages in the countryside
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Explore More Carroll Course Cross-Cultural Experiences

Our CCE opportunities range from near to far, from Milwaukee to Tokyo and numerous points in between, so you can find one that matches your interests and your budget. Learn more about the Carroll course CCE experience through the eyes of our Pioneers:

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Italy

LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE

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JAPAN

EXPLORING A WORLD OF CONTRASTS

Female Carroll students writing while traveling on a train

Italy

TRAVEL WRITING IN THE ITALIAN TRADITION

Female Carroll students taking pictures of a Spanish building

Spain

MULTICULTURAL FACES AND FOOTPRINTS

The World is Your Classroom

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Pioneer Core

Carroll University’s general education requirement, or the Pioneer Core, is more than a checklist of required courses. It’s the centerpiece of our undergraduate experience and an opportunity to explore your interests across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences with a cross-cultural thread running throughout.

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Cross-Cultural Experience

Whether you travel near or far, you’ll learn to see the world through someone else’s eyes and build understanding for people, places and ideas that are different from your own through the cross-cultural experience graduation requirement.

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