2009 Flinn Scholars complete seminar in Central Europe

June 22, 2010

By hammersmith

Undeterred by an airline union strike, a still-smoldering Icelandic volcano, or an unusually rainy first week, the 17 members of the Flinn Scholars class of 2009 enjoyed a successful three-week seminar together in the Central European nations of Hungary and Romania.

Accompanied by Flinn Scholars Program Director Michael Young and two recent graduates of the Scholars Program, the newly minted sophomores learned about the lingering consequences of Communist rule on Hungary and Romania and the nations’ efforts to develop more entrepreneurial economies, current ethnic, political, and environmental challenges, and the region’s rich musical, architectural, artistic, and literary traditions.

A day-by-day record of the Scholars’ individual observations and reflections is posted on the Flinn Scholars’ Bulletin Board blog under Travel Dispatches.