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Alvord Center Unveils Travel Exhibit

The Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies recently unveiled its first Emerging Travelers Exhibit, which showcases students’ and faculty members’ passion for international travel and raises awareness about international travel opportunities at Loomis Chaffee and beyond.

In the exhibit, which opened during Family Weekend last month in the Katharine Brush Library, 14 students and two faculty members share their travel experiences in various multimedia formats, including photographs, videos, recorded poetry, and a slide deck from a Powerpoint presentation. Community members can peruse the beautiful photography, enjoy the videos, and hear poetry inspired by travels to Iceland, Cuba, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Italy, and Antarctica.

After a call for proposals in the Daily Bulletin, Associate Director of the Alvord Center Meg Blunden Stoecklin and Director of the Alvord Center Marley Matlack worked with the exhibitors to put together their presentations. Going forward, the Alvord Center plans to mount an Emerging Travelers Exhibit for Family Weekend every year to give families the opportunity to see what their children have learned from their travel experiences, and to inspire students and families to consider international travel for themselves. 

The exhibit is located on the main floor of Brush Library, opposite the Alvord Center.