Sunday, May 12, 2013

Studying Abroad!

I am so excited to announce that I will be leaving May 31st and traveling to West Bay/Dorset, England to study abroad for the month of June! I will be joined by 12 other students from Northern Arizona University. During my time in England I will be taking six credit hours through two classes, Microbiology and Genetics. These classes will be taught by the faculty member, Alison Adams, who is accompanying us on the trip. 

While in England we will be staying in apartments on the beach. West Bay is a little fishing village approximately 2 miles from Bridport, a market town. West Bay has two major beaches and is surrounded by great cliffs. These cliffs span for several miles and are great for hiking and site seeing. I am excited to be staying on the beach and am hoping to go for some nice, long, morning runs! 

We will be in class Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The afternoons and weekends (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) will be ours to study and travel around England. The classes will be difficult as they are usually taught in semester blocks and we will be taking them in four weeks. I am excited for the challenge and look forward to getting them done in only a month! As a group we will be going on two class excursions. They have not been decided yet but there are lots of fun ideas being talked about. There are several museums in the area that I am looking forward to exploring. 

One of the other students going on the trip lived in my Residence Hall this year and we have had the opportunity to get to know each other. Her name is Brooke and she also just finished her Freshman year at NAU. We will be staying 4 extra nights in London after the program is over. We found a lovely bed and breakfast located in central London, The Windsor House Hotel. We haven't made any plans but we will explore the city and see what happens. We will be flying back into Phoenix on July 3rd. 

I plan to blog while I am gone to let friends and family know how things are going. I will try to remember to post links on my Facebook page as well but feel free to check in, here, every so often. 


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