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Trip Itinerary

After leaving campus at 11:30 am Saturday, March 3rd and a long night of travel we arrive in Brussels, Belgium on Sunday. We will check into the Eurovillage Hotel and explore Brussels on our own that day. Professor Mikek suggests we visit the Grand Place and surrounding area.

Monday morning we visit the European Commission where we will listen to a presentation about how the European Union works. †Students will have the afternoon to explore the area. Some sites that are close by are Royal Palace and the Palace of Justice.

Tuesday morning is free to explore more of Brussels (check out the The Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathredral) before we meet Mr.Mitchner, a Wabash Alumni. †He will talk to us about his work in Brussels and we will visit†the US Mission to the European Union. Mr. Mitchner will join us for dinner where students will have a chance to engage Mr. Mitchner in informal conversation.

Wednesday we will visit with Mr. Stephen Hughes, a UK member of the European Parliament. After visiting with him we travel by train later in the day to Frankfurt, Germany.

In Frankfurt we will stay at the Steignberger Airport Hotel. Thursday starts early with a tour of the Money Museum of Deutsche Bundesbank. The afternoon will be free to discover Frankfurt on our own. Recommendations include the Zeil (commercial center of town) and Sachsenhausen.

Friday we continue to explore places like the Goethe House before we tour the European Central Bank and discover it's role and function.

Saturday we get up early and start our travels back to Crawfordsville. †We are due to arrive on campus between 6:30 and 7:30 pm Saturday March 10th.

Please follow along with us on our adventure!