A number of Honors students took part in this year’s “Summer in London Program,” an intensive six-week study abroad program hosted through the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English, with support from Auburn Study Abroad. Most of the Honors College students in attendance took the opportunity to use the trip as a contract course, gaining a deeper understanding of the material, as well as Honors College credit. MeMe Collier, an Honors College student majoring in English – Creative Writing, contracted ENGL 3850: English Global Studies Shakespeare Goes to Hogwarts, which was a natural fit for this Harry Potter fan.
According to MeMe, “I chose to study abroad because I wanted to learn about Shakespeare and the Harry Potter series on site in London. I have always wanted to travel, and during this trip I learned how to live in and navigate one of the biggest cities on the planet. I was able to visit Edinburgh, and I also made it to Paris on continental Europe. I broadened my horizons and learned so much about the world and who I am as a person. I got to witness history due to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the EU referendum, and even through every museum, church, and castle I visited. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.”
All photos credit: MeMe Collier