George Burrill C’65 discusses the advantages of a residential study abroad experience and why it is important to the development of a fully educated liberal arts graduate. In addition to placing the study abroad experience in an American perspective, he will talk about his own study abroad experiences as an undergraduate at Drew in the early 1960s.
In particular, Dr. Burrill will recount his experience when he took his sophomore year off from academic studies and spent it on a university goodwill tour of Latin America. He also will speak about his career path and how it relates to, and has been based in, his study abroad experiences.
The discussion closes with a question-and-answer period with the audience.
George Burrill appears as part of Drew’s Ross Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, endowed by Ross Traphagen, university trustee emeritus and member of the Board of Visitors, to bring to campus alumni who have exhibited special accomplishment and prominence in their professional or personal lives in order to provide opportunities for meaningful dialogue between distinguished alumni and members of the Drew community.