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Dr. Turner to embark on seventh summer study abroad trip to England
By Monica Levitan
Associate Professor Dr. Matthew Turner is in the early stages of recruiting students to join him on another exciting Maymester study abroad trip to London.
Some of the cities Dr. Turner and students will visit besides London include Oxford, Canterbury and Reykjavik.
Turner said this would be the seventh time that he will act as the lead professor for the study abroad trip to London. He has been involved with the Radford University Study Abroad program for the past eleven years, going to additional countries like New Zealand and Australia.
There will be five courses offered for students to take while overseas: “Media & Society”, “Intercultural & International Communication”, “Independent Study”, “Internship” and “Graduate Directed Study”. All of the classes will be taught at the American Institute for Foreign Study, which is across the street from the University of London.
Students will be able to visit museums, art galleries, the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and hear guest lectures from TV and Radio broadcasters on British media.
Graduate student Emily Lewis did this exact trip with Dr. Turner and eight other Radford students in the summer of 2016.
“Every day was an amazing experience, even when it was a lecture day,” Lewis said.
“Although I enjoyed all of the museums, tours, and historical sites, I think the most memorial experiences were going to restaurants, eating European food, walking through the streets, going to rooftop bars after work with my classmates, attending the brew fest at Ally Pally every weekend, and taking the weekends to explore and experience that particular culture were the key aspects that made the trip so amazing.”
Students can either choose to do the three-week program if they’re not doing an internship, or the six-week program, which includes an internship and regular course(s).
Tuition for the trip varies depending on the total number of students attending and how many classes a student registers for. Including lodging, airfare/transportation, tuition and books can cost between $6,000 and $10,000.
If a student is interested in this opportunity but is worried about covering these finances, they can possibly receive financial aid to assist them.
Lewis highly recommends that students take advantage of this opportunity. “It is truly eye-opening, there are so many things to be discovered and this is a perfect way to go about it.”