Thursday, September 21, 2006

London, like England??

In less than 24 hours, I will be boarding a plane to London to begin graduate school! I am enrolled in a 12 month Masters program in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London network in Southeast London. The program itself is titled Culture, Globalization, and the City. It looks at emerging trends of globalization and urbanization and how they interact with each other. Pretty much, I get to study London and how it is changing (using big words). I will be living on campus in an apartment with six other postgraduates (don't know who yet).
This journey actually began just over a year ago, when I attended a conference that challenged me as an interculturalist. I realized that if I wanted to consider myself an interculturalist, and actually be an effective change agent, I would need to get out of my own culture and experience something completely different. After a lot of mulling and web searches, I literally stumbled across this program, and I was amazed at how they were able to create a program exactly for me! The program itself is housed in an Urban Research Center, and I am looking forward to doing research and case studies all around the city.
I do not know anyone there (although a fellow summer staffer from MPPC is in Scotland for the year, and we are already making plans), and have never been before, so this adventure is completely new. I plan to keep everyone updated on this site, via posts and pictures. Enjoy!


Blogger The Tim said...

Yay, I'm the first to comment! It looks like this will be an exciting time for you. We'll keep you in our prayers. Just make sure to keep us updated on here, because people will be reading it.

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