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On the 2011 College Tour, 44 students and 10 chaperons were on a college safari exploring a new world, soon to be conquered. Visiting 5 college campuses (UNT Honors College, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, John Brown University, and Austin College) the students participated in unique cultural events.
The Honors Dorm at UNT was traversed. The Rare Books Collection in the OU Library (including the largest History of Science collection in the world), the Football stadium and Barry Switzer museum were admired. Oklahoma Baptist University proudly displayed for our adventurers a student panel discussion and Campus ministries presentation. CDA students chose to attend one of six John Brown classes including Graphic Design, Principles of Management, Honors American Government, Intercultural Communications, Young Adult Literature, Educating the Exceptional Student, and Christian Leadership. They also found the local religious rites (a.k.a Chapel) at John Brown to be moving and inspirational. At Austin College, they toured the Language Dorms where students studying one of five modern languages live and immerse themselves in the language. They are required to speak the language in the common areas, along with a native speaking resident for the entire year.
In gastronomical preparations, the cafeteria food was tested at OU, JBU, and Austin College. And to blend in as typical college tourists, our CDA counterparts participated in tours and admissions presentations at most of the schools. Most importantly, the trip taught them how to distinguish between college programs and priorities; and gave them confidence to actively engage in their college selection process.