Heather Bishop


Where I Went: Scotland, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, and Italy

When I Went: Fall ′09

Program: European Studies - Eastern Track

How Long: Full Semester

My name is Heather and I am an Anthropology/Sociology major and a Psychology minor.  I spent my time abroad on the Eastern track of European Studies during the fall semester of 2009.  I got to spend a weekend each in Scotland and Ireland, six weeks studying at Oxford University in England, and five weeks travelling from Greece to Turkey to Italy.  I’ve had a private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, gone cliff-diving into the Mediterranean, raced in the original Olympic Stadium, walked around the acropolis in Athens, and marveled at the magnitude of the many temples (or what’s left of them) around Greece and Turkey.  We studied all things ancient Greek and Roman: philosophy, warfare, architecture, history, literature, art, theater; even a little bit of religion here and there.  You name it, we not only studied it, but 9 times out of 10, we got to see it up close and personal.  Every aspect of my experience abroad was perfect- from the people involved (both my fellow students and my professors), to the amazing places we got to see, to the delicious and sometimes strange food (Oh my, the FOOD!).  Because of my experience, I am looking into going to graduate school abroad and I cannot WAIT to go back!

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