Monday, March 19, 2012
7:00PM, Student Life Center Ballroom (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Open to the Public.
Free tickets available at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. To request tickets for pick-up at will call, please click here to complete the online form. Depending on availability, tickets may be issued at the door.
Rick Steves–author of over 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series, Rick Steves’ Europe–believes that thoughtful travel expands our world view and shapes how we address the challenges confronting our nation politically. Having spent four months a year overseas for the last 30 years, Rick feels that travel helps us “challenge truths we were raised to think were self-evident and God-given.”
Rick shares how the other 96 percent of humanity sees our nation and explores how his social activism has grown naturally out of his travel experiences. He’s fresh back from lots of travels and will be on hand after his talk for questions and autographs.
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and International Student and Scholar Services.
Directions to the Student Life Center and parking information can be found at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentcenters/student-life-center/navigate. The closest parking garage is located on 25th Ave South. After 4:00PM, the parking fee is $5.
Rick’s book Travel as a Political Act will be available for sale at the event. It will also be available at the Vanderbilt University Bookstore.
Rick Steves grew up in Edmonds, Washington. He studied at the University of Washington where he received degrees in Business Administration and European History. But his real education came in Europe. Since 1973 he’s spent 120 days a year in Europe. Having spent a third of his adult life living out of a suitcase in Europe has shaped his thinking. Today he employs 72 people at his Edmonds-based company, Europe Through the Back Door, where he produces over 50 books on European travel, the popular “Rick Steves’ Europe” public television series, a weekly hour-long public radio show which airs all over the USA, and a weekly column syndicated by the Chicago Tribune. His office window overlooks his old junior high school.
Learn more about Rick’s Road Trip USA and follow him on his trip at: www.ricksteves.com.
For questions and more information, contact Heather Jones at email@example.com.