Women's Basketball's Tolley Experiences France on Class Trip

Aug. 11, 2010

Loyola University Maryland women's basketball player Meredith Tolley took her education out of the classroom and out of the country this summer, recently returning to the United States from an overseas class trip to France.

The rising senior traveled to France with fellow Loyola students as part of a communications class based on past French culture. As part of the 10-day trip, the group experienced the French countryside with excursions to Paris, Versailles and Giverny while visiting famous landmarks and museums.

"I had an amazing time in Paris. It was really interesting to expand on what we had read previous to the trip about French history and culture," Tolley said. "It was also great to get to see the famous things everyone relates to Paris, such as the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triumph."

In addition to the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph and the Louvre Museum, her trip emphasized historic French culture with visits to the Notre Dame Cathedral, Napoleon's Tomb, the Palace of Versailles and its gardens and Claude Monet's home and water lily pond.