Originally posted June 21, 2012, this blog post series is an undergraduate short-term study abroad trip in Oxford, UK in partnership with Salve Regina University and St. Clare’s Oxford. The blog post may have been edited for clarity and updated with relevant travel information and links.
This trip has flown by so fast–today was the last day of classes. I had coffee with one friend who was going to Ireland for the weekend before class and indulged in a Starbucks on High Street.
In Shakespeare, we watched a movie interpretation of Twelfth Night (1996) which featured a star-studded cast:
- Helena Bonham Carter (Olivia)- Harry Potter series as Bellatrix Lestrange, Alice in Wonderland
- Steven Mackintosh (Sebastian)- Underworld
- Sir Ben Kingsley (Feste)- The Wackness, Shutter Island, Hugo
- Imelda Staunton (Maria)- Harry Potter series as Dolores Umbridge
During Literature of Shakespeare, we walked to the University Parks, the Bodleian Library, the King’s Arms, and Keble College Chapel. The bittersweet thing was that the trip came full circle by revisiting the same places we went to the same day we came to Oxford.
|The class stopped in the King’s Arms for a bit to wait out the rain–our professor was kind enough to buy us popcorn as an afternoon snack.|
|The class went here the other day, but since I did not have cash on me then, finally got one today–a small KitKat and Nutella milkshake. Perfection,|
|Turkey Paupiette stuffed with sage and onion, wrapped in streaky bacon served with Jersey royal potatoes, courgettes Provencal, and Chantenay carrots|