SMU Abroad: The Oxford Experience

By Katelyn Hall

Cheerio from Oxford! This summer I am studying abroad at SMU-in-Oxford! I’ve spent five weeks here in beautiful England, and I am sad to be going home in only a few days. While here, I took two political science classes– one about European diplomacy and the other about great empires. Both classes were really interesting because they were taught from the European perspective. My favorite part about the Oxford program is the High Table lecture series. Once a week, an expert comes in to give a talk on something pertaining to England or our experience. Last week, an Oxford professor gave a lecture on Margaret Thatcher. After we stimulate our minds a bit, we sit down to a feast in the Great Hall, which looks like the dining hall in Harry Potter. Speaking of Harry Potter, we got to meet the actor who plays Ron Weasley at a classical concert last weekend! So Oxford really is Hogwarts.

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