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Bethel College students travel in Germany in January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College German professor Merle Schlabaugh is leading a group of Bethel students in Germany during the January interterm for the course German Language and Culture. During the three-week trip, students will be immersed in German culture, traveling to Munich, Berlin and Dresden and staying in homes in Ingolstadt. While in Berlin, students will have an opportunity to discuss German-American relations at the American Embassy. Participants will also travel to Prague in the Czech Republic.

Students in the course are seniors Leia Lawrence, Goessel; Michael McKitrick, Brandon, Fla.; juniors David Goering, Hesston; Mychal Thompson, San Antonio, Texas; sophomores Matt Kaiser, Inman; Johann Reimer, Reedley, Calif.; Matthew K. Steinmetz, Bluffton, Ohio; and freshman Braden Hiebner, Henderson, Neb.

This trip is a part of the college's January interterm, during which students study one subject for a month. This year other students will also travel to Belize, east-central Europe, Mexico and London. Others will study on campus.

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