The IUHPFL Experience

Student Stories

Breton dance group performs traditional dance for students.
Wayne Parker
St. Brieuc, France

Just wanted to let you know that my experience in your Program was one of the seminal events in my life."

Right: Breton dance group performs in St. Brieuc, France

I was a participant in the program in St. Brieuc in 1963 and wanted to let you know it was one of the most important experiences in my life.

As an adult I have taught in Austria, Mexico, and Venezuela which I directly attribute to my IU experience. I have also been a researcher at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth investigating academic excellence and the role of culture in fostering it.

I know that in a job like yours you always hope you are having an impact but it is unclear what ripple effects you are producing. Just wanted to let you know that my experience in your program was one of the seminal events in my life.