Muhlenberg College offers student-athletes who compete in various sports opportunities to travel overseas prior to the start of the school year. Together 24 hours a day, the players have a chance to bond with one another and build team chemistry.
Since 2001, the Mules have traveled to Europe once every three years. On their first tour in 2001, the Mules visited France. Three years later, a new group of Muhlenberg players invaded Italy, touring through Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice and Lake Como. The squad's next destinations were Germany and Austria in the summer of 2007. In 2010 they returned to Italy (left)
The team has taken many special trips to various countries over the summer during the past 20 years. The Mules' last excursion was to Ireland in 2009 (right). Before that they visited Italy and Switzerland in 2006, Ireland in 2003 and Spain in 2000. The trips are funded in part by proceeds from the annual Scotty Wood Tournament, which kicks off the season in November.
Every three summers, the Muhlenberg women's soccer team spends 12 days overseas, combining sightseeing with competition against top club teams. In 2011, the Mules took a trip to Barbados (left). In 2006, they visited England and Scotland along with the men's soccer team. Three years earlier, the team traveled to Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
Every three summers, the Mules spend 10 days in Europe, where they train, play matches and do plenty of sightseeing. Their 2009 trip took them to Germany and Austria (right). They've also traveled to England, Scotland and Ireland.
Ten members of the Muhlenberg College men's and women's golf teams, coaches and family members embarked on a seven-day tour of Ireland in May 2006.
The Muhlenberg field hockey team spent nine day in Barbados in early August 2010 (right), combining sightseeing and cultural exchange with competition. Three years earlier they went to Argentina.
The Muhlenberg men's lacrosse team took its second international trip in the summer of 2011, visiting British Columbia (left). In 2008, the Mules' trip took them to Ireland and England.