• International Healthcare Students Tour the State House

2/11/2009

Members of Suffolk’s International Healthcare Students group recently stepped out of Suffolk and into the State House to tour the historic building on Beacon Hill. Students watched the House of Representatives in session, stood on the Senate floor, walked the Grand Staircase, and visited the Hall of Flags, all the while learning about the rich history of the world’s longest running continuous democracy—the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Students come from the following countries: India, Bermuda, Trinidad, and Venezuela.

“When I joined in the Healthcare Program at Suffolk, I wondered about the beautiful building with a golden dome, so it was great to hear we were going to take a tour of it. For the first time I was able to go to a State House--we even watched an assembly in session.

It was also nice to have a tour guide to provide anecdotes and add a lot of knowledge. The flag room, the large oil paintings, old furniture and stories behind them all were exciting. There were so many questions revolving in my mind since I had seen this building, and after having visited I had an insight and got a flavor of American history and politics. In a nutshell, it was a great learning experience along with a lot of fun.”

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