The Lake Erie College Honors Program Trip to Pittsburgh, PARequirements
Students in the Lake Erie College Honors Program traveled to Pittsburgh, PA, October 18-19 for the second annual Fall Break Trip. The Honors Academic Travel Series was developed in 2011 as an experiential opportunity, allowing honors students a broader perspective of concepts learned in the classroom. In addition to visiting traditional sites and attractions, one of the goals of the trip is to introduce students to more substantial aspects of the visited city than the average tourist might encounter. The trip also provides students an opportunity to socialize and enjoy a break from their studies outside the campus setting.
Honors Program students posing with a giant pumpkin on the rooftop garden at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA.
Honors Program students posing in front of the Priory Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
This year’s trip was hosted by Dr. Deborah Schulman, Faculty Director of the Honors Program. Students stayed in the beautifully restored Priory Hotel and Grand Hall in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown (German Town), formerly a monastery and chapel. They had the opportunity to explore the Carnegie Museums, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Heinz History Center, the National Aviery, and the Andy Warhol Museum. A ride on the Duquesne Incline followed dinner at the LeMont, providing spectacular view of the night time city skyline. Lunch at the historic Teutonia Mannerchor, a private German Club, added to the Deutschtown theme.
Honors Program students posing in front of the old time bar at "Teutonia Mannerchor", a private German Club, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Honors Program students at LeMont restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA.
Honors Program students riding the Duquesne Incline century-old cable car from LeMont, Mt. Washington