Hello Dean community – Josh Singer writing, the Dean College blog administrator, social media guy, just all around crazy-awesome person (90% crazy, 10% awesome), etc…so the reason I’m writing here today is because I’ve lived a pretty sheltered life. Let me elaborate–I have been really limited in the amount of things I’ve done and seen, as far as travel goes. Barely been off the east coast. Definitely not happy about it. I attended Suffolk University for undergrad and had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona. Yea–Barcelona, Spain. Didn’t do it. Why? I dunno. Wish I could go back in time and change that. If you ever have the opportunity to study abroad somewhere cool…JUST DO IT. So when I hear people in my network of friends/acquaintances are doing something fun or going somewhere really cool, it’s intriguing to me. That segues into what this blog post is about…
Dr. Rob Lawson (super cool faculty member here at Dean College) runs the Honors Program at Dean. Something you may not know–Dean has some awesome travel abroad opportunities (for example, Prague in ’08, UK in ’09, Italy & Greece in ’11, France & Spain in ’12). Students have gone all over the place; bunch of different continents, done a lot of cool things. (Check out their facebook photo albums.) So I was really excited when Dr. Lawson told me he has two students (one an aspiring journalist and one who has a passion for photography) who wanted to blog and photo-blog their 10-day trip abroad (they leave in a few days, approx. 50 Dean students are going with Dean faculty to some cool places I’ll list below.)
So I’m here to introduce you to the two students who will (when they have wifi) be blogging and posting photos during their trip.
“My name is Wakaba, from Japan. I’m a sophomore Liberal Studies major at Dean. I love traveling and meeting new people, and one of my big dreams is to be a backpacker, travel around the world and write a journal! I’m interested in intercultural communication using English as a second language. I would love to work in the multiple cultures environment and help to connect people with a different background:) “
“HI! My name is Liz Feenan and I am a second year Environmental Science major here at Dean College. I am very passionate about photography and that is what I want to do in my future. It is my goal to one day work for National Geographic as a traveling photographer. Traveling is a very big hobby of mine and I want to go to as many countries as I can. I have enjoyed myself at Dean College and next year I am attending Roger Williams University as a Marine Biology major. I am just an outgoing person who loves to take photos of anything and everything!”
So there you have it. Liz & Waka will be enlightening you readers with thoughts and photos from their travels as they zip through Zurich, Switzerland, Verona, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Nice, Montecarlo. Pretty cool, right? This would be a great time to subscribe to the blog, then you won’t miss a thing – the blogs will come right to your email.
That’ll do it for me–thanks for reading. Oh, and Dr. Lawson, if you’re reading this, let me know if any faculty chaperones drop out – my bags are packed! -Josh