Kaitlin Edwards

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Waynesburg University

Heinz Programming Area:
Arts and Culture
International Experience Summary:

Kaitlin Edwards studied in various places across the United Kingdom for 6 ½ weeks through the Center for International Studies: Summer in the British Isles program.  She spent three and half weeks at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England where she studied culture and literature.  In addition to studying in the classroom, she had a lot of out-of-the classroom experience as well as she explored several cities and towns throughout England including Machester, Liverpool, York, and Chester.  After learning about the various areas of England, she then spent a week in London, England.  In London she was able continue her cultural and literature studies as she explored many areas of the city including the Tower of London and the House of Parliament.  While in London, Kaitlin was also able to explore in-depth the media outlets.  She spent time at both newspaper and television outlets and was able to explore the differences of media between the United States and the United Kingdom.  In addition to spending a week in London, Kaitlin was also able to France to visit the city of Paris.  While exploring Paris, she was able to learn about a culture that was very different from that of England.  After leaving London, she traveled around in Scotland for a week.  While in Scotland, she traveled to cities and towns in both the highlands and lowlands where she was able to examine the differences in culture between these two areas.  She also  traveled to an island off the coast of Scotland where she experienced yet another culture.  After leaving Scotland, Kaitlin spent her final week in Ireland where she traveled between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  During this time, she was able to see the differences between these countries and to learn about the culture.  Kaitlin was also able to learn more about the media outlets in these places and to continue to compare the media between the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Community Engagement Experience Summary:

CEE Title: Poverty Awareness Community Impact Grant to fund Shoe Purchases for Children Under the Poverty Line in Greene County, PA