A new semester brings a new flurry of classes…and apparently some flurries of the snow variation.
Last week the university was closed for 4 days. Four days. Four DAYS. Close your eyes…are you imagining UTA closed because of snow and ice? Awesome. Now what are you imagining? Students studying? Students being proactive? Open your eyes.
1.) If that’s what you saw…you are sadly mistaken. A wicked case of cabin fever swept over many of our students. I, personally, didn’t do anything productive. At all. In my Book of Productive Doings, however, I have things such as ‘catching up on my many favorite TV shows’ and ‘reading a book on my sweet, new Kindle’. Those things may not be on your personal list.
2.) If you were able to close your eyes and read the instructions at the same time…call me. I’ll get you in contact with Professor Charles Xavier. (No. He’s not dead.)
So, this semester…I’m taking my last French language class, Intro to Advertising, Writing for Mass Media, Microeconomics, and Communication Theory. My professors have been really awesome! For some reason, all of the professors in the Communications Department have top notch senses of humor. They say the darndest things.
I’ve written posts before about how I want to study abroad. It’s one of the reasons I’m at UTA! I wanted to study in England for a semester, but the more I think about it…the more I realize I have other, better options. (I know…better than London? Poppycock.) The Department of Modern Languages offers a really cool program called “Summer in Paris” where students spend one month in…you guessed it…Paris! Classes are taught by UTA professors and you get actual credit for the classes you take with them. Classes are Monday thru Thursday in the mornings, then in the afternoons your assignments may be, for example, to take a recipe and go to the market, collect ingredients, and prepare dinner! Cultural immersion. Genius! The professors take the students to different monuments and museums! Sounds like the trip of a lifetime! My professor last semester told me that a lot of the students take trips on the weekends, too. So I may get to see London, after all!
In other news, you may have heard of a little thing called the Super Bowl here in little ol’ Arlington. Was traffic ridiculous? Yeah. But it was SO worth it to have a piece of history down the street. A lot of students got the chance to volunteer to help out at the actual event and at the NFL Experience. Lots of great opportunities out there!
Until next week!
Il est bon d’avoir des amis partout. Votre amie, Caitlyn!
(It is good to have friends everywhere. Your friend, Caitlyn!)