Megan Peebles

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Waynesburg University

Heinz Programming Area:
Arts and Culture
International Experience Summary:

Megan Peebles studied abroad in London, England for six weeks at the University of Westminster. She lived in University owned flats in the center of London. For the first three weeks of her stay she took a Photography course which was taught by the Photography Department Chair of the University. In this class she was able to take walking tours of London and host photo shoots in the park across from the London Eye. In the second third weeks, Megan took a Multimedia Journalism course. One of the lecturers of the course was a music journalist for the BBC. In this course she was able to interact with the people of London through multiple interviews on the Southbank. She made audio slideshows showcasing people that lived, worked, and visited the Old Street area of London. While in London, Megan was able to visit many tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. She tried to experience as many nationalities as possible since London is widely considered the culture capitol of the world. One of the most exciting things Megan did was go to an amazing exotic food restaurant called Archipelago. She was able to try various foods including foreign cheeses, crocodile, zebra, Thai noodles, and a chocolate covered scorpion. She also took a trip to Wales where she toured Caerphilly Castle, Tintern Abbey, and went down a 300-foot mine shaft. The excursions also included a weekend in York where she learned the history and visited Minster and Fountain Abbeys, and a day trip to Oxford University. On her own time, Megan achieved her life-long dream of spending a weekend in Paris.

Community Engagement Experience Summary:

CEE Title: Mondo Giusto

For her CEE, Megan helped to create Mondo Giusto, a fair to create a stronger sense of community and responsibility in Waynesburg by showcasing local businesses as well as local and international fair trade organizations. Local artists also provided entertainment for the event participants. The event was concluded with the dedication of a flower garden that the four women worked to bring to their campus, a lasting testament to their hard work and commitment to sustainability.