Emily Heeren will cross the Baltic Sea

GETTYSBURG, PA (06/05/2012)(readMedia)--  Emily Heeren, from Newton and four other juniors from Gettysburg College will kayak across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki, Finland. This 250 mile self-supported sea kayaking expedition launched June 6, 2012 and will conclude five weeks later in July.

Gettysburg College's Expedition Institute 2012: Baltic Crossing is a culmination of over a years worth of discussion, hundreds of phone calls and emails, countless hours of meetings, contacting and working with multinational businesses, all while trying to learn how to bring a vision to fruition. The students have built this expedition from ground up, realizing the challenge was handed to them, not the expedition.

The Office of Experiential Education at Gettysburg College provides the foundation for innovative leadership, professional development, and ethical responsibility. The versatility of the program is demonstrated through our curriculum, the collaboration with faculty, and the ability to deliver trainings that begin in the classroom and reach international locations. The medium is experiential, the methodology is visionary (critical analysis & strategic planning), with the outcome of professional.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.