International Summer School Experience at the University of Exeter

International Summer School Experience at the University of Exeter

November 5, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


we are at St Ives. We’re on the beach.
it’s been my… it’s my first time abroad ever and it has not disappointed me at all. I mean nineteen years of wanting to go to a
different country and this place is beautiful I chose Exeter International Summer School because people back from Ghana speak so well about the
school and I haven’t studied abroad before so I
chose the school because I heard about the beautiful things at the school
and i’d been told it’s always fun so I wanted the experience I just I’ve loved the experience and be
able to share it with these great new fabulous friends
I’ve met here they’re all so intelligent but they are also so
representative who they are where they come from and
they are truly beautiful people so, I’ve, it’s been a privilege to be
with them. The best thing for me has been how well rounded it has been because I think when I applied for it and just
before I was coming I was expecting it to be classes and you know going there and studying so that’s what I was ready to do but it’s just been so much more we I think I have benefited so much
academically culturally historically socially it’s just been
so much fun and it’s not just classes and courses. here it’s
different and the lecture halls are so beautiful and it’s not the same in Ghana. you have large lecture halls with a lot of people here
you have little amount of people confined to a lecturer so you can interact
with the lecturer. it’s so beautiful here we’ve never met before we met each
other in London which is like the first part of the trip I think people here have been really fun and
really exciting and laid back and really open to different perspectives so
I’m really grateful for that that’s not really what I was expecting what i’ve taken away from this trip so far
is that um are the others, all the students in this
program and the faculty in Exeter even though we’re all spread out across the world a lot of people have the same intentions
you know like here at the Eden Project working on some environmental sustainability working on better business practices It’s really kind of comforting to see how even though you you might have your individual goals
it’s really great to come to a place like this where um like working with the Business
School at Exeter where everyone kinda has the same mission no
matter where you’re from I chose the International Summer School
because I thought it was like the most prestigious one because I actually did
like a thorough internet search and I found that Exeter has like one of the best summer schools around and also like to
think that you get to meet like other people people from different parts of the world yeah I chose it just because um it’s a mixture of you know meeting people from all over the world getting a really
good education and all the social activities that they have you know they take us to London. we’ve been to Stonehenge and Salisbury and we’re at the Eden Project today and we’re going to Bath on Saturday I think it’s amazing it’s an amazing way
to see England as a whole and still learn and get that international experience when we were in London and we got to go to
macbeth at the Globe Theatre and I kinda geeked
out a ton about that and I’m not gonna
lie I like it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life being
able to see like the guy who played pippin from
the Lord of the Rings was playing Banquo and it was just
the way they did everything it was so professional and it was so amazing i don’t know, that was definitely my favorite part
of where we’ve been for me I’m in the Internationally Relations
pathway and we often see like our relationships
with other countries as like the US and the UK being like
the centre of the universe and I think where many people are
thinking about national security that’s really a big issue, and so having people
from China Spain Greece in my classes i think it’s
really helped me to expand and understand that every country and every
group has kind of a stake and an opinion on what’s going on it’s not just like the big superpowers. I think
it helps me understand that we have a global
responsibility it’s important for us to work together
collectively every group in every state has the right to have an interest in what’s going on it’s something I’ll never forget. my
heart hurts to leave these people because of how much I’ve learned from them and it’s
truly been a privilege to work with the Professors i’ve had from
acting Professors to Professors who have studied printmaking
all the way to students from India or students who are a few states down
from you in Florida and its really just been amazing to
work with all these different perspectives that bring so much more to the table than
you would get in a regular classroom and um it’s more than just a
college experience it’s definitely a world experience. If there’s one way I could describe Exeter other people from my country I’m gonna
say it’s a school of excellence and a beautiful place. The should come and see it next time next summer