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Local students join John Carroll University trip to Italy during Spring Break


UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Three Western New York students enrolled at John Carroll University participated in a study abroad opportunity in Italy offered by the university's Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures during Spring Break in March.

In all, 27 students traveled to Sicily and Rome as part of the course, "Literary Parks: The Mosaic of Sicily." The class visited places representative of the materials covered in class, including churches and museums. Among the highlights of the trip were visits to the Valley of the Temples and the house and burial place of the Nobel Laureate writer, Luigi Pirandello, in Agrigento. The study abroad experience concluded in Rome, where students went on a walking tour that included St. Peter's Basilica and the Jesuit Church of Saint Ignatius and Church of Gesu.

Local students who took part included:
  • Catherine Tripp of Rochester 
  • Caroline Bernitt of Churchville
  • Katherine Burns of East Amherst
John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world. John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.