Lincoln-Way Central college counselor invited to HarlaxtonMonday, August 27, 2018
From June 24 through June 27, Lincoln-Way Central College Counselor Janet Reis attended Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom. Harlaxton is the British campus for the University of Evansville (UE). The 100-room, picturesque, Victorian manor house is located one hour north of London.
“Harlaxton is straight out of a fairy tale and simply stunning,” says Reis. “It was so valuable to interact with students attending, as well as the faculty. The whole trip was amazing!”
Each year, representatives from the University of Evansville extend an invitation to one high school counselor who they think would benefit from the trip. Reis was one of only five high school counselors personally invited.
While there, she attended sessions to learn about UE’s study abroad program. Schedules varied each day, ranging from question and answer sessions with panels of current students, to attending brief sessions of sample classes, such as British Studies. Reis and college counselors from other schools boarded in dorm rooms at the manor, fully immersed in the study abroad experience. She was also invited to attend the final, formal dinner, where students commemorate their experience abroad after completing studies at Harlaxton.
“I'm so grateful to the University of Evansville for this opportunity,” says Reis. “Seeing Harlaxton, first hand, allows me to speak about study abroad in a much more confident voice.”