Monday, July 18, 2011

Saint John's Prep Celebrates 45 years exchange with Stiftsgymnasium Melk, Austria

Professor Emmy Sack

On July 7, 2011, 140 alumni and teachers of the Melk Study Abroad Program gathered at Saint John's to celebrate 45 years of student exchange. Herr Emmy Sack (pictured above), who teaches for the CSB/SJU German Program, was one of the founding teachers of the program in Austria.  Over 400 prep students, CSB/SJU college freshman, and Austrian students have participated in the exchange program since 1966.  In attendance were seven Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Melk, thought of as the most famous example of Baroque architecture in the world.  Over the years, many of the graduates of this program attended CSB/SJU and completed a German major or minor here.

Melk Abbey and the Danube River

The interior of the Melk Abbey Church