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Studying abroad is one of the most eye-opening ways #Colonels can learn about the world. For the third year in a row, EKU invited #ForeverColonels to enjoy the experience.

Ten alumni, their guests and friends of the University joined students and faculty on one of the most popular study-abroad trips offered by EKU. The program – called “Food, Fashion and Family” – gives them the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture while visiting parts of Florence, Venice, Siena, Pisa and Rome.

For many, it is their first trip out of the country. "When we got off the plane, I was in awe of everything I was seeing. Buildings, architecture, colors… I was just taking it all in," Apparel Design and Merchandising Senior Taylor Crockett said. "Everything is so different here.”
For Timothy Forde, EKU's associate vice provost for diversity and chief diversity officer, the trip was more than a fun getaway with his wife: "It was great to see intergenerational learning and the bonding that took place,” he said. “In fact, I think some of us will be lifelong friends as a result of this experience."

The following photos were taken by EKU Alum Brandie Conder, who works in the University’s Office of Communications and Brand Management and took part in this year’s trip.

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Published on February 11, 2019

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