Shakespeare Goes to Hogwarts or MeMe and the Bard’s Stone

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

 

Destination Cuba

With diplomatic relations restored between the United States and Cuba, Auburn University students recently traveled to the island nation.

Sophomore Alisa Mobley enjoys the cool mist of a waterfall in the Escambray Mountains.

Eleven students from Auburn’s Honors College, along with Professor Tiffany Sippial from the College of Liberal Arts, were the first to participate in the 14-day Honors College Study and Travel course to Cuba in May.

Read the full article on the Auburn homepage.

Photo: Students from left to right: Victoria Roberson, Kelsey Guyan, Kaitlin Olander, Allison Kilroy, Madeline Sharp, Ashley Kinsey, Alisa Mobley, Kate Duke, Tristan Brown, and Hannah Skjellum pose by the famous words of Cuban nationalist leader Jose Marti , La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose)