As Thanksgiving approaches, we here at Calder Classics are happily reminded of the wonderful times we’ve gathered around the table to dine and discourse with students in Florence, Rome, and Pompeii! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
In the year 79 CE, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii under 20 feet of ash and pumice. The city was then lost for over 1,500 years until it was rediscovered in the late 16th century. Because it was so well preserved, it remains one of the best archaeological sources for ancient Roman culture.
"The benefits of studying abroad are almost endless,” said First Lady Michelle Obama in a recent interview with CNN while promoting international travel and cultural exchange in Beijing, China. Here at Calder Classics, we agree. Three of the top study abroad benefits: College admissions, getting a job, and gaining a new perspective on life.