My dad and I shared a love of British films and music, especially those from the 1960s and 1970s, so I have wanted to travel to England my entire life. When I was growing up, I always said that England is the first place I would travel to outside of the United States. As an incoming freshman, I never thought about studying abroad while in college. However, I remember reading about this course and saying that this would be the perfect trip for me. I am so excited that my dream of going to England will be a reality a week from now!
I am looking forward to so many things, including the following:
-traveling internationally for the first time
-going to London
-walking on a beach for the first time
-seeing a Shakespeare play
-visiting historical sites that are older than those from the colonial period in America
-interacting with local people (and hearing someone speaking Welsh)
-strengthening current friendships and developing new ones
-touring Blenheim Palace, the home of the Churchill family
-attempting to earn as many cultural immersion points as possible with Julia
By taking this course, I hope to gain a better understanding of the history and culture of Great Britain, along with how the Medieval period in England and Wales has affected the two nations today. I also want to increase my knowledge of the architecture of the various castles and cathedrals we will be visiting.
I am ready to be surrounded by amazing British accents and the opportunities of a lifetime. To all my friends and family, I promise to take tons of pictures and share them with you once I return. The next time you hear from me, I will be in the land of The Beatles!