Bob Jones University Students Participate in UK Study Abroad Experience

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 8, 2016) – Several Bob Jones University students recently participated in the United Kingdom Study Abroad Experience hosted by BJU.

Students toured cities throughout England and Scotland including London, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, York, Keswick, Edinburgh, and Inverness. Discussions throughout the tour focused on Christian storytellers C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The students also attended Shakespearean plays in the West End of London and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, participating in discussions of religious themes within Shakespearean literature and a tour of the Globe Theatre. The trip also included a tour of Stonehenge; a tour of the Kilns, home of C.S. Lewis in Oxford; a lecture from leading C.S. Lewis scholar, Michael Ward; and a lecture and tour of Oxford University by BJU 2005 alumnus, Shakespearean scholar, and Oxford student, Micah Coston.

“The UK Study Abroad course proved to be an unforgettable educational experience for all those who went,” says Dr. Paul Radford, department head of Communication Studies at BJU and tour host. “The historical sites throughout England and Scotland provided an immersive environment for rich learning experiences.”

The BJU students who attended the trip include Meetra Hamedi (freshman majoring in theatre arts), Kamron Hamedi (sophomore majoring in premed), Anna-Jillian Allman (junior majoring in criminal justice with a minor in communications), Kathleen Martin (junior majoring in theatre arts), Katelyn Christmas (post-graduate student pursuing a degree in history), Kayla Bullock (graduate student pursuing an MA in communication studies), Amy McCombs (graduate student pursuing an MA in theatre arts), and Andrew Lobach (graduate student pursuing an MA in biblical studies), Meagan Ingersoll (2016 graduate with an MA in communication studies), Abigail Chetta (2016 graduate with an MMus in church music), Stephanie Schlosser (2016 graduate with an MA in theatre arts), and Chelsea Moss (2016 graduate with a BA in journalism and mass communication).