Had a wonderful week with students from the Australian Catholic University this past January. We put together 6 tours through Greenwich Village, East Village, Times Square, Brooklyn, Central Park and Harlem to help bring their curriculum to life! To say the least they were wonderful guests and enthusiastic about the material.
I had the privilege of sitting in on several of their morning classes where they discussed the previous days adventures, discussing the literature they had read, the tours they'd taken, and the theater they had visited. Lively, thoughtful dialogues, these were very well read and intelligent students. Made me envious to not be a part of the university setting. The Australia Catholic University clearly has a great program going.
We've always prided ourselves in our ongoing research, and loved the challenging of building tours specifically for their classwork, as well as exposing them to some of the great American writers they were unfamiliar with, and for most getting their feet on the ground in this great city!
Can't wait to see them next year!