Welcome back APU!
I’m so very excited to have you all back, and for you newcomers, I’m glad that you are here period! For you perspective students, hurry up and graduate high school or get off the fence on your decision to join our ranks or not because we are waiting impatiently for you all to get here.
Well, it was quite a summer here without you all. Summer is always a bitter sweet time, everything is so quiet, and only staff and some faculty and student workers scattered around everywhere. Its definitely different than the rest of the year, hands down! An upside is that there are parking spots as far as the eye can see! Haha. It can get lonely at times, but the relationships that you build with the people you are still here with become tighter than you could every imagine.
For those of you who don’t know, I am the Media and Design Manager for IMT Student Services, So this summer I was here working on a bunch of different projects and getting ready for you all to come back!
But the beginning two weeks of summer were spent studying abroad in London!
To give you a taste of what it was like, here is an excerpt from my Summer Blog about it.
“Day 2 in England
Day Two in England physically hurt getting up for.
Man, this Jet lag is killin’ my vibe, but it was definitely worth it!
So I got up and stumbled into the bathroom and fumbled with the knobs and dials in the shower… there were a lot more than I had anticipated.
My 3 minutes shower turned into a 12 minute crash course on British water works.
Finally Rik and I got downstairs and went to breakfast in our hotel. It was actually REALLY good! But as you may or may not know, I enjoy eggs of all kinds so that wasn’t too hard.
We took the tube down to the train station and then took the train to Salisbury (yes, like the steak… EXACTLY like the steak)
Once we got to Salisbury, we got on a double decker bus and took the far too narrow streets down through beautiful green and amazingly yellow (due to flowers) fields until we hit the top of the hill and low and behold arrived at Stone Henge!
This place was like nothing I had ever seen before, It was a bunch of rocks, yet it was so curious and in such an order that one could not help but drop a jaw and oooh and aww (Props to Dr. Seuss for my rhyming skills) I have a theory that someone from the future went back in time and used advanced technology to lay the stones the way they were just to play a prank on us… I’d do it!”
Here are some pictures I took while I was there.
Since I was there taking a photo class and an art history class, I HAD to take a lot of pictures and I HAD to go to a lot of museums. Was it worth it, YES, it definitely was. Especially since part of the trip included us going to Paris, France!
It was such a blessing that I got to study abroad at all, seeing as how I am on the track team, doing something like that would have seemed near impossible! But APU has so many different programs that not only was I able to go to London this summer, but 3 summers ago I was also able to go to Japan, though not with APU but more a program that I heard about in my Japanese Class my freshman year here.
But now, summer is over, and its time to start off a new year, my Super Senior Year! It should be quite an interesting year and I am looking forward to every bit of it.