Genieva Barfield

Study Abroad was an amazing experience. I went to London, England and studied at Middlesex University. Middlesex had a special 6 week summer program that included some sightseeing as well as the regular academic side. I took an Applied Anatomy and a Positive Psychology class while studying at Middlesex. Both classes were 2 weeks long and both classes transferred over as 4 credit classes. I learned a lot during the classes. A positive psychology class is not taught at UNC but the class had a lot of overlap with Social Psychology and Human Growth and Development. While at Middlesex I stayed in Gubbey Hall, it was a unique experience because everyone had their own room but the entire floor shared a bathroom and it was co-ed. Having my own room I feel helped me to better adapt. While in London I did some exploring on my own. The campus was close to the tube station and once you got to the tube station you could go anywhere around London. You could also catch a train from several of the different tube stops. The trains went all over England some even went into Europe. I was able to even go on a ghost walk of London.

The summer program was designed for people who lived outside of England and I met students from all over Europe as well as from all over the United States. The campus was amazing and beautiful. The food served on campus was not that great but being able to walk by a bakery and get fresh bread or croissants made that morning was amazing. Also they had food in the grocery store that had a V on it to signify that is was Vegetarian approved. Also the fact everything was in walking distance from a Tube Station or a bus stop and the busses ran 24 hours a day so no matter what, you could always catch a bus if you ended up in downtown London after the tubes had stopped running for the night. The friends I made in England I still talk to and we reminisce about our time in England. Some of the people I met over there made an impression on me and because of them I know I am a better person.

Genieva Barfield