Eschewing the beach, Les Voyageurs spend spring break in Poland
Seventeen members of the LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur organization traveled to Poland during spring break, making this study abroad experience the largest in the college’s history.
The students spent time in Warsaw touring the Warsaw University of Life Sciences campus and research facilities. The students learned about majors, departments and organizations on campus and were able to sit on a lecture with the university’s Faculty of Economic Services.
“During our tour of Warsaw, we were able to learn the effects World War II and communism had on Poland and visit landmarks from various time periods in Polish history,” said Peyton Arthur, a senior studying agricultural and extension education. “The rich culture and the beauty of Warsaw has left our team in awe.”
The group also traveled to Krakow, where they toured the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is the oldest Polish company, dating back to the 13th century.
On their last full day in Poland, students visited Auschwitz concentration camp.
“Words cannot describe this experience, but it truly showed the persistence and resilience of people,” said McKaila Darden, a senior studying natural resource ecology and management.
Written By: Tobie Blanchard