Gallivanting on Gozo

Luther’s Malta and the Mediterranean Program, currently in its 26th year, offers students the opportunity to spend a semester exploring Malta's rich history and traveling to other countries in the Mediterranean region. Coursework includes Paideia II: Ethical Issues in the Mediterranean, a Service Learning class, where program participants teach English to recent immigrants to Malta, Maltese History and Culture and additional classes taken at the University of Malta.

To learn more about the program, visit the Malta Semester website.

Today's experience in Gozo can only be described as never ending views of what must be one of the most majestic places on Earth. The adventure started with a crowded, bumpy bus ride across Malta that lasted an hour. This brought our brave tribe to a ferry behind and, with the wind in our hair and anticipation on our minds, we began looking for a trail to lead us to sights unseen. 

We came upon a hiking path that beckoned with adventure, winding up the edge of the island and hugging the sea. We stopped on a large flat rock for a picnic lunch and watched the waves break along the coast. 

As we continued hiking, we grew more appreciative of the beauty surrounding the Mediterranean. The small yellow flowers that perfumed the air with sweet scents and the strong rocks of the island that broke the view of the soft blue sea filled our senses. On our way back to the ferry, we strolled through a beautiful, small village before traveling off into the sunset and back to Malta. 

Wyatt Anians and Kaelib TeeGarden hiking on the trail
Stopping to eat a picnic lunch by the sea
Stepping into the sea for the first time!