Alivia Lapcevich

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Thiel College

Heinz Programming Area:
Arts and Culture
International Experience Summary:

Alivia Lapcevich traveled to the United Kingdom to study at Kingston University in London for four weeks.  While she was there, she supplemented her British Culture & Society course and her London & its Literature course with frequent exploits to the places she was reading about in London.  While reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolfe for class, she followed the path through London’s streets that Clarissa Dalloway took during the entirety of the novel even stopping in at Hatchards, London’s oldest book store.  While studying the importance of theatre in London, she attended a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre.  In a relatively short time, she visited Sherlock Holmes and Charles Dickens’ houses, Hampton Court, the British Museum, the Tower of London, Parliament, the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, Stonehenge in Salisbury, the Roman Baths in Bath,  Christ Church in Oxford, and much, much more.  The program allowed her to immerse herself into British Culture from socializing with locals and riding the tube to get back and forth to buying daily groceries and reading free newspapers. Every minute of spare time was spent in London visiting or trying something new.  Near the end of the program, Alivia was also able to take a train to Paris, France for the weekend.  In Paris, she was able to visit all the classic Paris attractions like the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower while feasting on crepes and baguettes. 

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CEE Title: Sharkweek Shark Finning Education Outreach