Studying Abroad: My Experience So Far

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I wanted to study abroad this summer. I had received an email from Professor Isolde Anderson about the Communication Liverpool May Term, and I knew that second that it would be the one for me.

After collecting some preliminary information, I submitted my application with my two references and started playing the waiting game. A couple of weeks later, I received the email stating that I was in. I was officially part of the Communication Liverpool May Term.

The class that I am officially enrolled in is being taught be Professor Jayson Dibble, and it’s on British Comedy. To prepare, we’ve been attending many different Laugh Fest comedy shows (I know, what a drag), and we’ve been meeting once a month to go over analytical journal articles about stand up comedy.

I’ve also decided that I will be staying an extra week after the trip by myself so that I can explore London for a little while. I have a few friends in the UK I’m excited to meet for the first time as well!

The main piece of advice I would give while preparing for studying abroad is to make sure you not only meet registration and payment deadlines, but that you meet them early. Spots on these trips are limited, so not paying on time could, in the worst case, mean losing yours. Hope is usually pretty accommodating, though as long as you keep them filled in on what’s going on on your end.

Okay, so that’s what’s going on so far with my Liverpool May Term. I’ll be back soon to give an update!

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My name is Jimmy, and I'm a Junior here at Hope. I'm a Communications Major, and I hope to write for the website IGN.com after I graduate. When I'm not in class, I co-edit the Arts section for Hope's newspaper, The Anchor, and I participate in Hope Student Blogging as well. In my free time, I run the website RandomHavok.com, and I curate my own personal site, JimmyChampane.com. I also love music and playing video games with my friends.

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