Rising-sophomore English major Hannah Chung will be studying abroad this summer/fall on an SPU Global Seminar tracing the life and locales of author and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis.
As a high-school student, Hannah felt keenly the desire to take advantage of this feature of her college education. “Even before committing to a university,” she writes, “I knew I wanted to study abroad! There is something about studying in a new location, getting out of my comfort zone, and immersing myself in a new culture that really excites me. It also happens that I’ve always wanted to visit England, so when this study abroad opportunity opened up, it felt like the perfect opportunity!
“Just in my first year at SPU, I’ve already taken two classes related to C.S. Lewis,” explains Hannah, “and I find his life and work super-fascinating. I’ve been really touched by his work over the course of my life, and I’m really curious to explore the places that influenced his writing.”
But Lewis isn’t the sole reason for Hannah’s choosing this trip. “I’m also hoping to grow in confidence and come home with a fresh outlook on life after taking the time to step out of my familiar surroundings.”
Safe travels, Hannah!