Summer II 2016 Tourism Spaces of the United Kingdom
For me choosing to go to the United Kingdom was a pretty easy decision. Although I speak some Spanish I personally don’t feel comfortable enough to go and learn in any country that doesn’t speak primarily English so that alone rapidly narrowed down my options. But still in the English speaking world there are plenty of places I want to go like the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, etc. But than during first semester last year the study aboard office did a little presentation in my Human Geography class about why study abroad is awesome and more affordable than you think. After they were done my professor talked about how he leads a trip to the UK to learn about some geography things and it just seemed like a perfect fit for me. One of my majors is in geography so the credits are very useful, the UK obviously speaks English, it’s faculty lead so it takes a lot of pressure off knowing all about their culture so I don’t look like a fool, and as the presenters said the trip is actually really affordable so all in all it was a no-brainer to sign up to go on the trip. If you are someone reading this while they try to discern if/where they should go on a study abroad trip than my main two
recommendations are to look for somewhere you are fairly confident in your abilities to communicate and fit into the culture (while still pushing yourself to experience something new), and make sure the credits you get will be useful to your area of study. That’s what I did and I couldn’t be happier with my choice of trip and I couldn’t be more pumped to get started on it.