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Reflection

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Everything about ASE feels a little bit like a dream. When I look back at all of the pictures we took and think of all of the things we managed to pack into five weeks, it doesn’t seem like it could have happened. But here we are. In Cornwall we saw Tintagel, the legendary home […]

Sounds

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

[Note to those reading: I started these posts when I was in Bath and am finishing them during fall semester, hence the confusing dates on my posts.]   This is just a brief message about my accent: I’m not putting it on.   The problem with being raised in one culture where people speak one […]

Knots

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

[Note to those reading: I started these posts when I was in Bath and am finishing them during fall semester, hence the confusing dates on my posts.] It has been a packed, rough-and-tumble sort of week for us at ASE in the very best sense of that phrase. Last weekend was our first (read: only) […]

Truths

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Let me be candid with you for a moment: I am a rising senior in college; I am twenty years old; I like to drink alcohol. Please, hold your gasps of shock and horror until the end. If you can cry silently, feel free to do so. I know you’re all shocked: one doesn’t normally discuss drinking […]

Linchpin

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

This has been a solid, tiring, wonderful week, and I realize that I haven’t even talked the best parts yet! ASE has truly got their summer program down to a science. A run-down of major events: – Monday was our first day of classes: — In the morning I have Jane Austen in Bath with […]

Translating

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Hello again. We are now on day four of our stay in England and our first day of classes. Our tutor (as professors are called here) for “Jane Austen in Bath” is a very lovely man who obviously knows an awful lot about his subject. We talked to him very briefly at dinner, but it […]

Eventualities

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

We have, after a long couple of days, arrived in Bath and been let into our assigned residences! Our journey went something like this: – Our group arrived thoroughly on-time and checked in. Check-in, which I normally like to think of as the least stressful part of the journey on the American one, was probably […]

Pre-arrival

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Well, team ASE Bath (which includes me and my schoolmates/friends Erin, Robert, Meg, Sasha, Tricia, Nick, and Carly) are making the final preparations for our overseas journey over the next few weeks. We leave at the beginning of June, get on an overnight flight into London, and take a coach (a “bus” in more standard […]