"There and Back Again:" The Importance of a Study Abroad Experience

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ethan James Sanford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Scott Hicks

Abstract: During the fall semester of 2014 I studied at Bangor University in Wales. From all possible perspectives- academic, cultural, personal, social- it was the single most beneficial semester of my academic career. My study abroad adviser, Dr. Laura Dobson, suggested that I keep a journal during my time at Bangor. I at first reluctantly followed her advice, but soon realized how beneficial a journal would be to my future self. I recorded almost everything I did at Bangor, from the painfully mundane, like walking to the grocery store or going to class everyday, to the more exciting, like going to Manchester. I have worked closely with my mentor, Dr. Scott Hicks, to transform the journal that I kept as a bilateral exchange student at Bangor University into a work of creative nonfiction. With the goal of eventually publishing this work, I hope that '"There and Back Again:" The Importance of a Study Abroad Experience' will be both humorous and informative to students intending to study abroad, and that seasoned travelers might find my experiences relatable.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2016
Study Abroad, Bangor, Wales, Journal Keeping, Creative Nonfiction, Bangor University,

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