TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball team has arrived in France and will remain abroad until June 7.
Rose-Hulman will travel to Paris and Normandy on the nine-day excursion and play three basketball game against local competition. The Fightin' Engineers will tour areas such as the Champ Elysees, the Arce de Tripmphe, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The Orsay Museum and trips through Paris at night will also serve as trip highlights.
Other trip areas will include the Louvre, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus De Milo statue; Versailles, Home of Louis XIV and Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; Eiffel Tower; Evening boat ride down the Sienne River to see the City of Lights (Paris at night); Orsay Museum; D-Day site and Memorial at Normandy; and Mont Saint Michel.
The team will also provide a blog and updates from their trip, which will be posted on the men's basketball team website.
Previously, Rose-Hulman has completed four foreign trips under head coach Jim Shaw. The excursions included China and Japan (2007); London, Italy and the Greek Islands (2003); Japan (2000) and Italy (1997).
The Engineers previously traveled throughout Europe in 1975, to Hawaii in 1978, and to Russia in the early 1980s, among other trips, under John Mutchner.