That’s All She Wrote!

These are just a few of my photos from our day in London! I’m so grateful for the experiences on the trip and the friends I’ve made along the way! I hope everyone on the trip enjoyed their time! I can’t wait to see what the future holds after this amazing trip!

A very tourist day!

Today was our visit to Oxford and Blenheim Palace. As a history major, it was very cool to see the architecture and hear the stories of each location. There were plenty of reformation stories which are always cool to hear given their importance in Catholic history and theology. We started in Oxford near the location…

Thank You Oxford University and Many More!

Today is the second to last day of our stay England and I am certainly feeling sad about the matter. I’ve learned so much during my time in Birmingham, visiting Birmingham City University, the nearby museums, and meeting so many new faces. While I wish I had more time to expand the knowledge I’ve gained,…

I Belong in a Palace

Today I felt studious and smart visiting Oxford University. To begin I didn’t even know Oxford was an actual city in England, I thought it was just the name of the university. Furthermore I didn’t know that Oxford wasn’t a university like Pitt is, it’s actually made up of 39 different colleges. Although we saw…

Oxford leading us out..

It’s crazy to say that this is my last blog of my trip. I have had so much fun and learned so much. I spent my last learning day in Oxford. There were so many old medieval-like buildings, and tons of people on bikes and motorcycles. We were led again by Tim, who was our…

Good Knight

Starting off on an early note with our day we started our trip to Oxford for the day! After a long drive and possibly a small nap we arrived in the center of Oxford to meet up with our tour guide. We were lucky enough to have the same amazing tour guide from our day…

Trot Around Oxford

Today started as an early day. We hopped on a coach to go to Oxford. The two hour ride was scenic, but I mainly listened to music on the way there. I saw some greener areas but also different streets of the city. It was a two hour drive, so there was plenty of time…

I Went to Oxford University. What About You?

On our second to last day of the trip, we went to Oxford and visited Christchurch College and Blenheim Palace. It was a lovely day for walking around and exploring what the city and the palace had to offer! When we got to Oxford, we got off near this impressive art museum. Not only did…

So Long and Thank You BCU!

Well, today was the day. Today was our final day at BCU and that meant presenting our final projects to everyone in the trip plus staff from BCU. Everyone that presented today had very well done slides with lots of important information. I know that I certainly learned a lot from all of the projects…

Gonna Miss You BCU!

Today was presentation day and it was really nerve racking for all of us. There were four groups for presentations and each group had about 12-15 minutes to present what we learned during our time here and the UK and how it compares to the US.  Even though we were very anxious to present I…

PhD Prepared

Today, we woke up with the intention of having a class and then focusing on presentations. However, life happened and we got to work on our presentations for a good few extra hours. I loved and needed this, as I am an anxious individual and felt that the more practice we got the better our…

Farewell BCU

Today was the final day of spending time and learning at Birmingham City University. While I am sad that my time at BCU has come to an end, the knowledge, mentors, and students I’ve met, and the skills I’ve gained from my peers will always stick with me. Today, at the university, our group presented…

Presentations and Packing

Finishing up our last day at Birmingham City University with the wonderful people we met we were able to give our presentations! Although we were all a little stressed out and nervous about these projects it was definitely a great experience in the end. With everything we learned at the university and our own research,…

B C U later

My last class at BCU was filled with so much information that expanded my knowledge so much. I am so glad I had the opportunity to explore Birmingham City University and meet amazing faculty and students. Without this trip, I would still be blindsided in so many aspects of the world that were brought to…