Trip to Ellis and Liberty Island

As part of the Inclusiveness Initiatives Fund Grant awarded to the International Student Orientation Committee (ISOC) in December 2007, spring and fall entrants of the Class of 2011 were able to participate in an educational field trip to Liberty Island and Ellis Island in New York City on Sunday, March 30, 2008. The pictures taken by the participants and their comments about the trip (see below) illustrate how much they learned about the cultural and social history of the United States.

Saying Goodbye to Ellis Island

"I believe I found some relatives bearing my surname with the family history search engine in the museum. I was very excited about that, even though I probably am not related to them. This trip is a great opportunity for first years to learn about American history."  Student '11