Summer 2016 Participant
This program, while incredible, is very museum intensive, so if one doesn't really find museums interesting, it could be annoying, potentially. There was a lot more actual time-consuming schoolwork that I was expecting, so one should be prepared for that but making sure not to give up actual experiences to get it done (which I think some people struggled with). Make sure to start reading the assigned reading super early, because there is not a whole lot of time during the actual trip, which is not what I was expecting. Remember that you are not going to like EVERYONE on your trip, and that is totally natural, there is usually an interesting (and usually fun!) mix of people on study abroad. Sometimes it takes a while for people to warm up, but it is important to give people the space to do so, but when they do, it can make the trip that much better. No matter how much research you do beforehand, be open and flexible to new experiences.
Angela Li, Summer 2016 Participant
It was a really amazing experience to study certain paintings and pieces of art during our class time, and then be able to see the pieces in the flesh just a couple hours later. I really loved that I was able to appreciate the elements of the artworks after learning about them during lecture.
Harriet M Hobart, Summer 2017 Participant
The entire trip was so amazing. We got to experience the full range of British culture which was really cool, but the outing to Haworth was really cool. Our group hiked to the Bronte Waterfall and got to experience the moors in the same way they did while they were writing their novels. It really highlighted the connection between the Bronte's writing and their environment.