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Name: Caitlin Cowan
Major: Journalism
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
E-mail: tuc42985@temple.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/caitlin.cowan.7
Twitter: @caitlincowan

Caitlin, London Spring 2013

Caitlin, London Spring 2013

From the get-go, I knew studying abroad was something that I wanted to do during my time at Temple University. My semester in London was certainly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Between the sightseeing, the culture, the people, and the additional traveling, my time in London (and beyond) was nothing short of a life-changing experience that I will never forget. While socially the opportunities studying abroad presented us were extraordinary, the academics were also intriguing. Classes include everything from British Cinema to Travel Writing, to British Mass Media to Creative Thinking for Advertising, to Theatre and more, the courses did a great job of really immersing us into the British culture by extending the learning experience outside the classroom and into the city. The opportunities, experiences, and memories I made during my time abroad are those that I know I’ll hold in my heart forever. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience – why not take advantage of this opportunity while you can?

Name: Joe O’Neill
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
E-mail: joseph.oneill@temple.edu
Ello there! My name is Joe O’Neill. I grew up in New Jersey but now live in Hatboro, PA. Ever since I was accepted to Temple, I knew that I would love to be able to one day take advantage of the study abroad opportunities offered through the SMC. Now that I have been able to experience living in another country, I can only encourage others to do the same. I had a fantastic time living with fellow SMC students in one of the most gorgeous parts of London, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. My study abroad experience was enriched by traveling to places like the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Northern Ireland as well as France. My experiences abroad have helped to give me a clearer idea of what I would like to do in the future. Having an internship was also very important in guiding me towards what I would like to someday do. Eventually I would like to be able to travel internationally and cover news from around the world, whether it be for the BBC World News Service, Al Jazeera or CNN International. Regardless of what you would like to do or where you see yourself, study abroad offered through SMC can help you to gain a new and broader perspective.

Name: Taylor Engel
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
E-mail: tuc52924@temple.edu
Facebook: Search for “Taylor Engel”
Twitter: @taymaee

Taylor, London Spring 2013

Taylor, London Spring 2013

Hello everyone! My name is Taylor Engel. I am in Delta Phi Epsilon, and have worked on Temple Smash and Update while studying. Ever since I can remember, it has been my dream to live in London. I always been one of those people who loves everything British! I’ve also always loved movies and television, so studying for a career in TV was probably the best choice I have ever made. The second best choice I have made was going on the Temple SMC Study Away program in London.

This program allowed me to not only have an internship in an industry I love, but also with people who changed my life and gave me the ultimate UK experience. I also saw countries like Germany and the Netherlands, and brought home a whole new outlook on my life in the states. Study abroad was the most incredible experience in my life; I met friends that I hope to have for many years to come, and experienced living and working on my own, thousands of miles from home!

Name: Sarae Gdovin
Major: Communication
Concentration: International Communication
Minor: Business
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Fall 2012
E-mail: sarae.gdovin@temple.edu
Twitter: @SaraeGdo

Sarae, London Fall 2012

Sarae, London Fall 2012

Hi, I’m Sarae! I studied abroad with the London program in the Fall of 2012 and loved it so much that I hope to return to work in the city someday! Before coming to college, I knew that study abroad was going to be a part of my experience. Luckily, the SMC London program was the perfect fit. I was able to spend my semester living, working, and studying in what I think is the best city in the world. The semester also allowed me to travel to 8 other countries and visit places I never thought possible. If you are thinking about studying in London, or anywhere else, just go for it! If you have any questions or concerns about studying away please let me know! I will do my best to answer any of them, and give insight as someone who has been there and back. Plus, it is one of my favorite things to talk about, so expect all the details!

Name: Amber Curtis
Major: Journalism
Minor: Political Science
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
E-mail: amber.curtis@temple.edu

Amber, London Spring 2013

Amber, London
Spring 2013

Cheers, I’m Amber Curtis. I am a member of the National Society of Leaders, a camp counselor at Valley Forge Military Academy, and currently aid with articles for the Church of England Newspaper. Harping on a hopeful career with either ESPN or the Washington Post has strengthened by a semester in London. Gaining cultural experience in a country vastly different allowed me to look at my future in a changed angle.

Going abroad allowed me to finally check off some bucket list items. I interned in front of Big Ben and spent many nights as the press at the Houses of Parliament. I celebrated St. Patty’s Day in Northern Ireland with the Irish. I relived 79 AD in Pompeii before it closed to tourists. I traveled on the number 12 double decker bus to Marble Arch which was the bus shown in the Mummy Returns.
Post-London was difficult to transition from but I set sights on another bucket list item like completing my first half marathon. London may be over, but the strength I gained will forever carry on. Hopefully your experience will bring the same.

Name: Sarah Cannon
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: London Spring 2013
E-mail: sarah.cannon@temple.edu

Sarah, London Spring 2013

Sarah, London
Spring 2013

Greetings Temple Community! I am a Media Studies and Production major that was lucky enough to study abroad in London in spring 2013 and it was the best decision I have ever made. I knew I was going to study abroad when I was a mere freshmen and told my academic advisor immediately which helped me stay on track academically.

Although my main focus is in Television Production, it was a refreshing semester to take classes such as British Cinema and Travel Writing. The classes that are offered in London are so much fun and most of the time you learn outside of the classroom. Being in London for a semester has changed me for the better, as it mostly does to everyone who embarks on this exciting adventure. You will learn quickly who you are as a person and it will also test yourself. Immersing yourself in a new culture is something everyone should experience because not too many opportunities like this will come our way again in life. I can not stress enough how thankful I am that Temple offers this program. From the pub culture, to the British lingo, to seeing the Union Jack flag everywhere, I will always have a place in my heart for my love on London. Besides, who wouldn’t want a refreshing semester away from North Philadelphia?

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