Fairpoint donates to FPU program
FairPoint Communications has given a $10,000 sponsorship gift to Franklin Pierce University’s “Pierce on the Camino” study abroad program. Every other fall semester, approximately 15 students accompanied by one faculty member embark on a semester-long walk on the Camino de Santiago – one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world.
The walk through southern France and across northern Spain allows students to immerse themselves in active learning, challenging them to grow intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Students travel between 10-15 miles each day, carrying a backpack and staying in pilgrim hostels, country inns, and monasteries. Afterward, students commonly speak of gaining a broader perspective of the world and a deeper love of humanity.