I am honored that the International Programs and Services Office of LSC has awarded a Faculty International Explorations Grant to me and to Professor Buck Buchanan of Geography. we will depart on Monday, 13 May. Our objective is to evaluate a potential study abroad location in Germany and to conduct as much field research as we can toward internationalizing some of our courses. We will be on the road for a little over two weeks, visiting Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. I will attempt to post a ‘photo of the day’ and a short note each day of the travels so that you may follow me on this journey, if you are interested.