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Abroad Range of Options for Blue Jays

View of the Study Abroad Fair from BSC second floor

Blue Jays flocked to the Brossman Student Commons to gather information on studying abroad.

Etown’s annual Study Abroad fair was Wednesday, September 25 in the BSC Concourse.

Representatives from Elizabethtown’s affiliated programs distributed information to students regarding the study abroad programs their companies offer.

Megan Bell is the advisor for the Elizabethtown study abroad program and an Etown College alumnus. She put a lot of effort into preparing the event, which ultimately paid off.

“Attendance was higher than last year,” Bell said. She was particularly excited about the large turnout of study abroad providers and eagerly pointed out the number of affiliated programs increased since the year prior.

Representatives from familiar affiliated programs BCA, SOL Education Abroad, CIS, KCP International, and ISA were at the Study Abroad fair. New partner programs, API and ISEP, also sent representatives this year.

The commissioners from each program were well-prepared to answer questions about going abroad, provided students with an arsenal of informational booklets, and were excited to share their own experiences.

“I have heard so many people said they regret not going abroad in college,” said Shannon Gillen, a representative from API. Gillen went abroad in college, and loved her experiences enough that she now works for API Abroad, where she can help students have the chance to change their worldview.

A group of Elizabethtown College students who have recently studied abroad will talk about their experiences and answer their peers’ questions about the application process, finances, and the available programs.

The student panel will take place in the Brinser lecture room at the Steinman Center on October 1, 2019.

Affiliated programs often provide students with financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Elizabethtown College senior, James Dal Santo,  was awarded a scholarship from BCA Study Abroad. During the spring semester of his junior year, Dal Santo attended the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ. He recommends students planning a semester abroad to “go for a reason – travel, meet new people, and expand your horizons.”

Elizabethtown College offers study abroad programs in 35 countries. This semester, the Office of Study Abroad added 14 more countries to the program list: Bulgaria, China, Estonia, Ghana,  Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Affiliated programs offer students the chance to select the duration of time they wish to stay abroad. Students may go abroad for a quarter term, semester, or a year. Certain programs take place during the May or January term.

Going abroad on faculty led programs allows students with busy schedules to go abroad for shorter periods of time.

The annual trip to Prague, sponsored by Etown’s business department, takes place over spring break.

Elizabethtown College is offering numerous trips abroad during May term of 2020. Faculty members will be taking groups of students to countries such as Ireland, China, Japan, and South Africa.

A group of Elizabethtown College students who have recently studied abroad will talk about their experiences and answer their peers’ questions about the application process, finances, and the available programs.

The student panel will take place in the Brinser lecture room in Steinman.

The deadline for applying to go abroad during the spring semester is October 15. Students can schedule one-on-one appointments with Megan Bell for more information regarding Elizabethtown’s study abroad programs, and attend the study abroad student panel on October 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Train Display Reaching New Heights

The “Train Guys” of Elizabethtown, PA are at it again with a bigger and better-than-ever Holiday Train Display! Not only is this Train Display amazing in its design and interactive fun, but every dollar raised goes to support Elizabethtown Public Library for the benefit of the Greater Elizabethtown Area.
Each year, the Holiday Train Display at Elizabethtown Public Library is completely redesigned with new features including interactive display elements where viewers make train activity happen. An additional piece of Elizabethtown history is added annually, as well.
The Holiday Train Display will be open to the public Tuesdays (December 6, 13, 20, 27) and Thursdays (December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 6-8 pm, and Saturdays (December 3, 10, and 17) 10am-2 pm. In addition to the regular Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule, there are other options to make your holidays brighter by taking part in this annual event. Special times include Wednesday, December 21st from 6-8pm and during Elizabethtown Area’s New Year’s Eve celebration: Let Etown Ring! on Saturday, December 31st from 5-7pm. (Elizabethtown Public Library will be open from 12PM-7PM on Saturday, December 31st.)
There is still time for individuals or businesses interested in a special event of their own to schedule a private showing of the Holiday Train Display for a minimum fee of $30.00/per half hour. Businesses may choose to thank their customers or employees in this way. Families might want to hold a child’s birthday party or just have a quieter, less distracting showing. To set up a private showing please contact the Library at (717)-367-7467 x 28.
Additional fundraising through the Holiday Train Display comes to Elizabethtown Public Library through the generosity of Barry’s Train Shop of Elizabethtown, PA. Barry’s Train Shop has donated three train sets that are being raffled off as part of the Holiday Train Display at the Library. The Train Guys are also selling the newest car in the Elizabethtown Area Business Train, the Grubb Supply coal hopper car. More information about these items are available at the Holiday Train Display.
The “Train Guys” hope to exceed last year’s number of visitors and donations and to help the Library as much as possible. For more information about the Holiday Train Display please visit www.etownpubliclibrary.org, e-mail information@etownpubliclibrary.org or call (717)-367-7467. Elizabethtown Public Library is located at 10 South Market Street, just off the Elizabethtown Square.

Etown Holiday Train Display - Klein Chocolate Field
Etown Holiday Train Display - Klein Chocolate Field

You Tube Video of 2011 Holiday Train Display

Walk of Love: Change the World in One Hour

On Saturday, May 3rd 2009, the Brittany’s Hope Foundation  will host the fifth annual Walk of Love at Elizabethtown College Track.  We invite you, your family and friends to join us for games, face painting, bounce castle, giant slide, and other fun.  This is a free, family-friendly event.

Registration and Games – 1:00pm
Walk of Love – 2:30 to 3:30pm
Closing Ceremony – 3:30 to 4:00pm

Learn more about the Walk of Love at http://www.BrittanysHope.org

About Brittany’s Hope:  Brittany’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in Elizabethtown. We are dedicated to aiding abandoned children worldwide.  We began placing child-specific grants on special needs orphans in 2000.  Since then, we have pledged grants totalling over $3 million on 676 children.  In the past eight years, families have welcomed 253 of our granted children into their homes and hearts.  We build and repair orphanages and living centers worldwide, and provide food, medicine, and education to children in need.  Brittany’s Hope advocates for special needs international children, and we’re working to reach more children every day.  Our work is possible because of generous personal and corporate donations.

Holiday Train Display at Etown Public Library

Holiday Train Show Returns to Elizabethtown Public Library

The Train Guys of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown Public Library are pleased to announce the schedule for 2008’s Holiday Train Display. The Library Train Display will be open to the public in December, 2008 on Tuesdays (December 9, 16, and 23) and Thursdays (December 11, and 18) from 6pm- 8pm and on Saturdays (December 6, 13, and 20) from 10am-2pm. People of all ages are invited to come and experience the joy of the holidays and the fascination of trains at Elizabethtown Public Library during the month of December.

The Train Guys run the Holiday Train Display for the fun of it, to see delight in the eyes of children, and to benefit Elizabethtown Public Library. Each entrant is asked to give a minimum donation of $1.00. All proceeds will benefit Elizabethtown Public Library.

The Train Display will also be open for special hours on Tuesday, December 30 from 6pm- 8pm. In honor of Elizabethtown’s New Year’s Eve celebration: Let Etown Ring!, the Display will again be open on Wednesday, December 31 from 4pm- 7pm. In addition, private showings of the Holiday Train Display may be scheduled at $30 minimum donation for one half hour for birthday parties or something special for the family or small group. Showing times are based on Library hours and the availability of Train Guys to run the show. Anyone interested in scheduling a private showing may contact Craig Coble at 367-4731.

While attending the display, participants should feel free to enjoy the other aspects of Elizabethtown Public Library. The Elizabethtown Coffee Company, a department of the Library, offers a variety of hot beverages and toasty pastries to cure the winter chill. Customers can also enjoy their treats while browsing the Library’s collection or visiting the bookstore for the perfect holiday gift.

The Holiday Train Display will be held at Elizabethtown Public Library, 10 S. Market Street (near the square) in Elizabethtown. Parking is available behind the Library, off of High Street, as well as on street parking in front of the Library and in various local municipal lots. Registration is not required for this event however, as said before, a $1 donation per entrant is necessary for admission. For more information, visit or contact Elizabethtown Public Library at (717) 367-7467 or information@etownpubliclibrary.org.