Traveling in smaller groups helps students to reach out and experience the true Camino like pilgrims from the past.
This allows for their interactions and stories to have more range and diversity.
My name is Brianna Heiss. I’m a senior in the behavioral neuroscience bachelor program. I love to snowboard in Colorado and hope to move to the mountains someday. Im taking this trip as the last courses for my degree for the purpose of self discovery and to going out with a bang.
My name is Jessica Cantin and I am majoring in environmental studies with a minor in history. I am participating in this course because the Camino is something I've wanted to do for six years now. I am very interested in learning about the history of it and comparing it to present day.
My name is Monica Murray. I am an anthropology major. I am participating in this course because I want to travel abroad before I graduate from UNF. When I was reading the course descriptions, I became very exited to learn more about GIS and pilgrimage. To learn about these subjects in Spain is also a huge plus.
My name is Trenton Blanchard. I'm a political science major with a minor in history. I'm taking this course because its an opportunity to visit interesting places while learning something new.
I'm Maureen Michelbrink and transferred to UNF as a business management major. Earlier this semester Dr. Baynard came into my business law class to talk about the Camino trip, and from what he was saying and with my little knowledge about the Camino, I thought this would be a very unique experience. I've always wanted to go on a study abroad even though I know its out of my comfort zone, but I knew if I missed this one I'd regret not going.
My name is Savannah MacLeod Brychta. I am a history major and I’ll be graduating and starting my history master’s in the Fall. I’m taking this trip as a once in a lifetime opportunity to enrich my history studies with an experience abroad.
My primary reason for joining this class was to explore a part of Europe. I was eager to explore the holy churches and relics of Christianity. Some of the motivation was driven by my desire not to miss out on an opportunity to tour ancient and historical places like Dr. Kaplan's Greece tour. I have enjoyed our class discussions and I am eagerly awaiting what comes next.
My name is Chad Nelson and I’m currently a finance major. This fulfills my foreign culture credits and also gives me the chance to study abroad. This will help me graduate next semester and give me the world view I need in order to succeed as I want to do business all over the world.
Hi my name is Nadia Biernacki and I am an international studies major at UNF! I am a rising sophomore and so excited to be a part of this adventure. Walking the Camino is a very special journey and it is a great way to combine my love of travel with a cool learning experience!
My name is Sarah Jane Avvenire and I am majoring in history with a minor in leadership and a secondary minor in creative writing at the University of North Florida. My passion is story telling and my favorite form of it is costume making. I think costumes are a huge part of a character and I love being able to unpack their relationship to the plot, their history, and themselves through what they wear on stage, screen, or in a book. I am participating in this course because I see it as an opportunity to travel and to engage in a huge part of human history that I would otherwise be unaware of.
Marnie Jones recently retired from a career at UNF as professor emerita of English; she served as director of the Honors program, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and, most recently, director of the Center for Community-based Learning. Marnie has led 10 different short term study abroad experiences for UNF students including Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, China, Ireland, England, Italy, Scotland, and Ghana, West Africa. She is the recipient of national, state, and university awards and fellowships. Recently, UNF endowed a scholarship in her honor.