GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 30, 2019) – Several Bob Jones University students participated in the History Study Abroad – Paris program May 9 – 22. Faculty members Dr. Carl and Linda Abrams led the academic course.
In advance of the tour, students were assigned specific historical sites to study and made presentations at those locations for the group. Highlights of the course included an excursion to Normandy, site of the D-Day landing, and the opportunity to view the Cathedral of Notre Dame from a distance a few short weeks after a devasting fire led to its closure. While the trip was primarily academic in focus, the group was also able to attend two churches—a French evangelical Baptist church and an American Protestant church.
“While we ventured out every day, we stayed at a hotel in one neighborhood (Montparnasse) and experienced everyday life in Paris, away from the tourists,” said Dr. Carl Abrams. “At the Louvre Museum, I was standing under the “pyramid” wearing my Bruins t-shirt. A BJU graduate saw it and introduced himself. We are literally everywhere!”
The BJU students who participated in the study program for academic credit include Isaac Landry of Ashland, Massachusetts; Abby McAllister of Logansport, Indiana; Caleb Myers of Greenville, South Carolina; Julia Pridgeon of Greenville, South Carolina; Rena Roh of Gwacheon, South Korea; Kayla Swanson of Frankfort, Illinois; and Charissa Willis of Greenville, South Carolina.