Hartford Students Take Whirlwind Tour Of London, Paris

Spotlight on Excellence     April, 2013

Hartford Students Take Whirlwind Tour Of London, Paris

April 05, 2013|By VANESSA DE LA TORRE, vdelatorre@courant.com, The Hartford Courant

Kayleen Morales of Hartford spent her Friday night in a hotel in Paris, winding down from "surreal" visits that day to the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the French city's Latin Quarter.

"It was nonstop," said Morales, 18, who hadn't traveled more than three hours away from home until this spring break. "It was amazing."

"It was amazing for the kids to learn from the chief operating officer for Travelers Europe and other workers," Frame said. Students on the trip will be expected to give presentations to classmates on the differences and similarities between the U.S. and U.K. insurance industries, he said.

Morales, a senior who interned last summer at United Healthcare in Hartford, said the corporate visits were "definitely an eye-opener" and that she is contemplating a legal career that involves corporate law. She was thankful to her parents and grandmother for raising money to send her abroad.

For many students, the trip was their first time carrying a passport and practicing basic French.

"You hear a lot of bonjour, merci and merci beaucoup," Hill said. "I haven't heard one kid complaining about being homesick."

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