Humanities International Tour 2019

24.10.2017

St Norbert College is pleased to announce the Humanities International Tour will take place in April 2019 for Senior School (Years 10-12) students. The Tour will be an unique learning opportunity for all VET and ATAR students.

The Humanities International Tour will take place in Italy and Germany, travelling through different cities, landscapes, cultures and languages - an experience that will enhance students' understanding of the world and boost their self-awareness as Australian citizens. From the hills of Tuscany and the Alps crowning Italy to the forests of Germany, the Tour will focus on Humanities skills (in the broader sense), artistic appreciation, spiritual development and cultural growth. We will travel by plane, train, bus and foot discovering a part of Europe through two of the countries that have contributed greatly to the shaping of Australian identity through migrations and historical events.

We will visit significant sites such as:

Milan, including masterpieces of Western civilisation such as the Last Supper, the Duomo Cathedral (the fifth largest Christian Cathedral in the world), Leonardo’s successful engineering projects, as well as enjoying fashion and sport.

Siena, where the so famous “Palio” is held twice a year and the hilly landscape of Tuscany displays the simple, yet elegant medieval city of bricks.

The gardens of Bomerzio, which include 100 giant statues of monsters from the 1500s, now under UNESCO heritage.

Rome, which we will explore through different perspectives: from the Vatican City, with its Museums and the Sistine Chapel; to the Colosseum, Catacombs, Imperial Fori, the EUR, the fascist suburb that aimed at celebrating Ancient Roman architecture and many more sites!   

Berlin, the “capital of United Europe”, which will disclose the history of the
20th century, the economic heart of the EU, with its vibrant streets and modern museums. We will also have the opportunity to visit Schaffhausen concentration camp, where hundreds of thousands of people experienced the hell of racial hatred. Furthermore, we’ll be able to touch with our own hands the remains of the Berlin Wall, symbol of the divisive effects of the Cold War in Europe, and the headquarters of the STASI, Eastern Germany Secret Police, today a museum and interactive learning centre which teaches the younger generation the importance of human rights and personal freedoms.

Magdeburg, the diocese of St Norbert, almost 1,000 years ago, where we will be welcomed by the Norbertine community, giving us the opportunity to gain a better understanding of our own community in Perth.

An information evening for parents and students will be held on November 16 at 6pm at St Norbert College. The event will include a presentation from the tour operator.

More information about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be provided via the College website and fortnightly newsletters.

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