PARSIPPANY — Nicole Hill, a graduate of Parsippany High School Class of 2016, will travel abroad for Cedar Crest College’s Carmen Twillie Ambar Sophomore Expedition. The Sophomore Expedition is a unique program that allows every sophomore who is in good academic and judicial standing to study abroad during spring break at no extra cost. This year’s trip is to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from March 3 to March 11, 2018.
Travel, lodging and meals are paid for by an anonymous alum. Minus the cost of a passport and visa, it won’t cost students anything beyond their regular semester tuition, room and board, and fees.
To give students a basic understanding of the country’s culture, they are required to take a semester-long class about the country. Students will be assigned one of eight itineraries based on their major which will include service learning projects, cultural visits, team building activities, and free time or optional activities.
Located in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College was selected as a “Top Regional College” and “Best Value” in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings from 2012-2016 and “Best College for Veterans in 2015 and 2016. In addition, the College is the fourth best online college in Pennsylvania ranked by Best in State Online Colleges in 2016 and the School of Adult and Graduate Education was ranked a Top 50 school for adult education by Best College Reviews in 2015. Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students-full-time, part-time and graduate-in more than 30 fields of study.