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SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 1953



Some Tours
Give Credits
To Students

HostelingProvides Way
To See World Cheaply

College Hours
May Be Earned
As much as six hours of college
credit can be earned while cruising
and touring during the summer.
Three organizations which spon-
sor cultural and educational tours
are Travel and Study, Guild of
Student Travel, and the Student
Travel Overseas Programs.
* * *
ALL THREE groups sponsor
well planned trips under the lead-
ership of educators, with summer,
courses in world renowned univer-
sities as the central attraction, or
tours with special emphasis on
appreciation of music, drama, his-
+ory and literature.
But for all courses students
plan to take, they should con-
tact the Registrar's office and
their concentration advisors to
be sure that 'the credits will
count toward their degree.
Guild of Student Travel tours
cover almost all fields of major
interest. Several are planned fori
four week French language courses'
at the University of Paris, the Sor-'
bonne. Routes vary and students'
usually travel for two months,
passing through the countries
which most interest them.
* r
A TOUR through England, Scot-
land, Wales and France can be
taken for credit in English litera-
ture. The tour is designed to pro-
vide a comprehensive survey of the
' geographical background of Eng-
lish literature. Combining fun
with learning, the tour includes
trips to famous cathedrals and
trips to seashore resorts.
For those interested in learn-
ing Spanish, a four week course
is offered at Santander Univer-
sity, located on the Bay of Bis-
cay. Students travel from New
6 York to Paris, through Barce-
lona and Madrid before arriving
at the University.
Trips to Mexico, to the Univer-
sity of Mexico and the InterAmer-
ican School of Spanish in Saltillo
Coahuila, Mexico also provide op-
portunity for students to earn
credit in Spanish language and
Special courses in the history
of Mexico and Mexican art are
also available.
4- * * *
STOP OFFERS an extensive
trip beginning at the British West
Indies, going through Brazil, Uru-
guay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ec-
uador and Panama. Students who
want to get credit for the tour
must complete two summer ses-
sion courses and turn in a term
paper after the trip. All tour
members are required to registe
for the San Francisco State Sum-
mer Session whether or not credi
is desired.
Travel and Study Inc. offers a
tour with emphasis on Mexican
art, history and culture. For this
tour, students must make prior
arrangement with their schoo
authorities and get the recom-
mendation of the program's aca-
demic director. Address all in-
quiries to Travel and Study, Inc.
110 East 57 St., New York 22, New
A rather unusual trip designed
for journalism students is spon-
sored by Travel and Study. En-
titled "Foreign Assignment," th
tour takes students through sever
countries in 75 days. Planned t
give practical experience in journ-
alism, political science and curren

Traveling two miles or 2,000, by
bicycle, canoe, horseback or skis
for a day, a week, or months,
American Youth Hosteling offers
an inexpensive way to see the
Work Projects
Help Students
Meet Citizens
The language of the shovel, the
saw and the paintbrush has prov-
ed effective wherever college stu-
dents of the world have gathered.
Studehts interested in going
abroad through the relatively in-
expensive means of a workcamp
will find nearly unlimited oppor-
THE International Summer Ser-
vice program of the Brethren Ser-
vice Commission will sponsor eight
work projects from July 11 to Aug.
14 in Germany, Austria, Italy and
Volunteers going from the
United States will sail about
June 7, taking a 22-day tour
from port in France through
Holland, Germany, Austria, It-
aly, and Switzerland before go-
ing to work on the different pro-
The volunteers will have their
choice between doing manual la-
bor or assisting in social and
recreational work. Men and wom-
en from all churches and nations
may apply. The total cost for the
tour, the trip and the work pro-
ject will be between $700 and $800.
tional Living offers a differeni
type of foreign-service opportun-
ity. Under this program, approxi-
mately 40 groups of 10 members
each will spend a month living
with individual families in 13
European countries, Turkey and
During the second month,
members will have other means
of gaining insight into the vis-
ited country when they invite
their hosts to join them for a
camping, mountain-climbing or
hosteling trip.
From June 15 to September 15,
the students will live in either
Austria, Belgium, England, France,
Germany, Holland, Italy, Scot-
land, Yugoslavia and Scandina-
vian countries at a cost of $725-
Costs for the other countries
are: Finland, $650; Greece, $785;
Ireland, $695, and Turkey, $885.
Interested students should mak'
r immediate application.

With trip plans as varied as the
English coronation tour and week
end canoe trips up the Huron Riv-
er, hosteling is one of the very
diverse ways to travel. It is planned
for persons of all ages who have
wanted to take advantage of the
out of doors.'
* * *
ten persons under the leadership
of an experienced hosteler. Nearly
the only requirement is that trav-
elers be physically able to bicycle
30 miles a day or hike 12 miles a
day. Persons are placed in groups
according to ages.
For local traveling, there are
two Hostels within easy reach of
Ann Arbor. Located in South
Lyon, is the Pinebrook Hostel,
and in Saline there is the Saline
Valley Farms Youth Hostel. Lists
of the monthly programs are
available telling of locally plan-
ned trips.
National tours include trips
through New England, Canada,
. and a transcontinental tour from
Chicago through Yellowstone Na-
tional Park to Canada.
Trips to Mexico, Hawaii. France
and the Rhineland and England
are also planned for this summer.
* -
THE PROCEDURE for begin-
ning travel with the hostels is to
apply for a AYH pass which ;s
available for a small fee. Inter-
ested persons may secure an ap-
plication blank from the local rep-
resentative and send it to the Na-
tional Headquarters, American

Travel Night
"Work, Study and Travel
Abroad" will be the theme of a
program to be given at 7:30
p.m., April 28 in Lane Hall.
Sponsored by the local Na-
tional Student Association Tra-
vel Bureau, the travel night
will give prospective tourists
the lowdown on how to go,
where to go, and how to save
Speakers who have traveled
every way from workeamp pro-
jects to luxury liners will re-
late their experiences and mo-
vies will be shown. Afterward,
refreshments will be served and
time allowed to talk with stu-
dents who have been abroad.
The meeting is open to every-
one, whether his European
travel plans are for this sum-
mer or the distant future.

Traveling in Europe and piling
up an impressive bank account at
the same time may seem fantastic,
but it really isn't impossible.
Even more easily accessible to
the average student is a jaunt that
won't put the traveler into semi-
WITH A LITTLE investigating,
some exploiting of talent, an
abundance of fast talking and even
a bit of old fashioned penny
pinching, the Europe-bound trav-
eler can at least pay his own way.
The Horatio Algers among
continental travelers admit
their success sometimes calls for
a little insensitivity and closing
one eye in order to deal with
black markets, bargain callously
and make commissions on their


Quo Vadis?
* * *

Ingenious Travelers Build Up Bank Accounts Abroad
* i

NSA Travel
Bureau Gives
Students Aid
It is improbable that students
who want to join a camel caravan
across the Sahara desert will find
help at the local National Student
Association travel bureau in Lane
But, the bureau could tell them
how to go to Europe for $450 on a
work project or how to pick up six
hours of credit by lying on a tro-
pical beach this summer.
Sponsored by Student Legis-
lature, Student Religious Asso-
ciation and Lane Hall, the tra-
vel bureau is designed to aid
prospective student travellers
with their plans, and contains
reams of material on amazing-
ly inexpensive ways to visit
most countries in the world. No
tours to the USSR are slated this
summer, however.

The longer one plans to stay,
the easier it becomes to save and
earn money, they report.
the government or the Army some-
times offer pay, housing, over-
seas allowance and transportation
to and from the States. One wo-
man, working in an Army recrea-
tion center, made enough money
in a year to buy a car and travel
in the Near East for seven months.
Commissary privileges for these
employes also cut down their ex-
Such positions generally re-
quire a two year stay in one city,
however, with only leaves or
weekends for travel.

France. Another man wanted
someone to take care of his two
sons. "Will you promise to beat
them if they need it? he asked.
She finally accepted .a posi-
tion with a Viet-Nimese diplo-
mat. The job consisted of din-
ing at Maxim's, attending the
theater, drinking champagne in
famous Paris nightclubs and
speaking English to him at all.
times plus collecting 1000 francs
for a half day's work (about
The initial expense, trans-Atlan-
tic transportation, can rarely be
eliminated. A khaki uniform and
membership in Uncle Sam's ex-
clusive military fraternity is the
simplest way to avoid this ex-
pense, although one University
graduate was lucky enough last
year to apply to a steamship line
for a job as a dish washer, one
way and be accepted. The day
before the entire crew of a Dutch
vessel had gone on strike in New
York and they needed people to
man the ship on its home voyage.
Two University of Miami stu-
dents accepted a dare and found
themselves hitchhiking to New
York with 45 cents apiece and
a challenge to earn their way
to Europe.
They worked night and day for
two weeks in New York, earned
enough to pay their passage with
eighty dollars to spare. Once on
the continent, they conserved
money by hosteling, seeking out
student restaurants, sleeping on
hotel room floors and tagging aft-
er organized tours. They conclud-
ed their poor man's tour by bor-
rowing money for the return pas-
S* * *
BUYING MONEY on the black
market gives the traveler a sense
t of the illicit as well as a big sav-
ing but for those whose consciences
might suffer, dollars rate good ex-
change values in the free market
of Switzerland or here in the
United States. Street money ven-
* * *
H ". W 1>7' SAA~iMI.

* is

board for the entire summer in
Brittany and then for the rest
of the year in the family's Paris
apartment. The son turned out
to be 25 years old, a willing es-
cort and they were married two
weeks ago.
A knowledge of French is not
a requirement of many commercial
language schools throughout Eur-
ope, although a knowledge of Eng-
lish grammar is.
* * *

So! They prefer blondes eh?
* * *
dors are quite likely to short-
change or pass counterfeit notes on
to the neophyte traveler. Pesetas
and lire are almost worthless out-
side of Spain and Italy if one
The days when fortunes were
made in money-changing are over.
A few years ago, two newspaper
men piled up a hoard by illegally
carrying gold from Switzerland
to France.
They hitchhiked with knap-
sacks and water canteens, but in
the canteens they placed first
gold coins, then melted wax,
which they allowed to harden
before filling the canteens to
the brim with red wine.
In some countries a propensity
for bargaining pays off, especially
if it can be done in the native
language. Many shopowners and
hotel keepers double their prices,
expecting the traveler to bargain.
If he doesn't, the owner is that
much to the good, if he does, then.
the owner can come down to the
price he actually wants.
If the tourist is tall, blonde and
female, experts advise she take
full advantage of it in Italy where
a tall blonde is such a rarity that
one rates special attention even
from high officials just as one is
a step ahead if his French "r" is
just a shade more sophisticated
than that of the local inhabitants.
Twenty aspiring journalists can
approach an Italian official for a
favor in exchange for feature
stories in the reporter's paper bat,
the odds are ten to one, he'll be
more softhearted to the blonde.

Further information about
all tours and summer sessions
abroad mentioned on these
pages may be obtained at the
National Student Association
Travel Bureau in Lane Hall.
Youth Hostels, Inc.. 6 East 39th
Street, New York, 16, New York.
The local campus representative is
Shirley Seegmiller who can be
reached at 2-2725.
Equipment for hostel trips is
simple. A bicycle, aluggage car-
rier and a lightweight sleeping
bag are the most necessary
things to include.
For local travel, luggage has to
be kept to a minimum since the
weight limit is 30 pounds. Cloth-
ing should include active sports
wear plus one outfit for town and
* * *
HOSTELS ARE erected or
adapted to house from three to
thirty hostelers who plan to spend
the night after the all-day :rip.

For the person who doesn't want
to be tied down to any one spot,
local stateside newspapers offer a
source of income. Very often edi-
tors of small town dailies or even

Chairman of the bureau Ruth larger metropolitan papers will
Rossner, '54, emphasized that use weekly columns from overseas
there are tours at "fantastically or occasional feature articles.
reduced rates" about which infor- Two G.I.'s who were discharged
mation can be obtained, in Italy and never got around to
Although there have been other going home made several hundred
student travel bureaus, this is the dollars a month by photographing
first year that an effort has been tourists in front of famous foun-
made to establish a coordinated tains or statues and sending the
information office. pictures into the tourists' home-
town newspapers.
According to Miss Rossner, SL
hopes eventually to make the bu-
reau into a more central office GIVING English lessons may
with the help of faculty and full- seem a humdrum livelihood, but
time help. The travel bureau is one University graduate hit upon
now being manned from 3 to 5 a franc-saving opportunity by
p.m. daily by SRA personnel, but answering an advertisement for an
students may drop in at any time English teacher.
and look over travel information., A grand madame of the old
French aristocracy w an ted
Ags Advsomeone to teach her son Eng-
lish. The job paid room and

classified ad in the Paris edition of
the N.Y. Herald Tribune helped
one student locate a temporary
job; and gave her a chance to
choose from among at least a
dozen offers. One artist from.
Brooklyn wanted a model and was
willing to pay the equivalent of a
dollar an hour in francs which is
a tremendous sum for a model in
* * *

golf ... birds . .. gardening
1216 So. University

The poor man's Europe

All Hostels have sleeping space,
cooking facilities and house par-

- ents.
FOR THOSE handy with a hoe,
the National Student Association Travelers volunteer to do the
is sponsoring three to four week cooking and must clean the
long work camps in Germany, cabin before they proceed on
Switzerland, Holland, Scandina- their way. Traveling at a relaxed
vian countries, France and Yugo- speed, stopping at spots of in-
slavia. terest hostelers get a chance to
The cost of these projects is be- see the most on every trip.
tween $400 and $500.
A European Seminar to study For overseas tours, students
social, economic and religious travel by steamship or plane. Ex-
situations in Europe will be penses are kept at a minimum
sponsored during July and Aug- since students travel on special
gust by the National Student boats. Although these ships are
Council of the YMCA and not luxury liners, they are safe
YWCA. and convenient and inexpensive.
Open to students with two years Students are responsible for ob-
of college, the group will travel taining their own passports, and
through eight countries on the for most of the trips a small emer-
continent for the cost of $950. gency fund is kept for each person.
Ecumenical work camps in most If not used, it is returned at the
European countries and Japan end of the trip.
'will be open in July and August. Trip prices include registration
Volunteers for these projects will fee, round trip transportation, ac-
do construction, reconstruction, cident insurance coverage, living
road-building, ditchdigging and expenses, and group activities

.Early rlanning
Local travel agents advise stud-=
ents who plan on going abroad this
summer to make their travel ar-
rangements early.
Most of the steamship space is
taken with a few openings left in
the low price brackets. There is
more space on ships sailing from
Canadian ports than from Ameri-
can ports, the agents said.
It is necessary that the traveler
make his traveling accomodations
in advance of applying for a pass-
port because the date of depart-
ure and method of transportation
is asked on the application. A
$10 fee is required with the ap-
Another requirement for the
would-be world-traveler is, inoc-
ulations against yellow fever and
Passport blanks may be obtain-
ed from the local travel agency
or from the Superintendent of
Documents, Washington, D. C.

U' Removes Travel Course
As Student Participation Lags

Although the University has
sponsored travel courses in past
years, lack of student participation
caused them to drop such courses
from their summer plans.'
But, to help students who want
to study abroad, the summer ses-
sion office in the Administration
Bldg. keeps all official summer
announcements which are sent to
them. Looking through the cata-
logs, the only American college
which is sponsoring credit travel
courses is the University of Minne-
The music department of the
University of Minnesota has
planned a tour of the European
Music festival centers from June
24 until September 12. Limited
to 19 students, credit for the
tour will be arranged individ-

Members of the group will at-
tend the International Music Eis-
tenddfod at Llongollen, Wales;
the Dolmetsch Festival of early
English music, in Surrey; the
Glyndebourne Opera Festival in
Sussex; and the Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-
Also included in the course is
the tour of the Bach Festival at
the Pyrennes-Orientale, open air
concerts and operas in Rome and
Florence, and the Lyrics Festival
in Verone, Italy.
The international Music Festi-
val in France, and the Lucerne
Music Festival in Switzerland, the
Mozart Festival in Austria are on
the traveller's agenda.
In addition to the specific music
centers, special sight seeing trips
will be conducted in all the coun-
tries visited.

(An Inclusive)
All Arrangements for Foreign and Domestic Travel.

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attairs, the tour anfords contact
with writers land clearing. along the way, such as concerts
in government. Further information about these and museums.
__g____nmn_ and other workcamps can be ob- For information about specific
tained at the local National Stu- tours, write the Ann Arbor Coun-
'Study A dent Association Travel Bureau in cil, 1204 Oakland Avenue, Ann Ar-
Lane Hall. bor, Michigan.
Book Issued [-



A book listing all the available
educational opportunities in the
world is published annually by
Entitled "Study Abroad," the
book contains details concerning
courses offered, and costs at the
different universities.
It is possible 'do get a copy of
the book by writing A. H. Kadhim,
Acting Head of the Service of Ex-
change of Persons, United Nations,
Educational, Scientific and Cul-
tural organization, 19 Ave, Kleber,
Paris XVI.I
Although this book primarily
lists courses offered during the
school year, it also contains in-
formation about worldwide sum-
mer study opportunities.


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