Anthropology 197: Embedded Program
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Rexine Schrum

Major: Anthropology
Hometown: Howard, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

The professor for this class taught a previous class I was in and is the adviser for a club I am in. He gave a lecture on what Anthropology 197 was going to be like and the expectations for students. I knew immediately that this was a good opportunity.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I had an amazing time. I got to see the country at the same time as going to all of the class orientated education. It was very interesting to meet new people and learn about their culture. I developed a new favorite drink while I was over there and tried a lot of good food. I had these awesome potatoes one day and I also had a great dessert with sticky toffee on it. The salmon was great as well. I thought it was very interesting certain things like 7-up were called lemonade over there.

How did this experience impact you academically?

It gave me a new environment to learn in and showed me a more hands-on learning experience. Using the technology that we were given added a difficult component in remembering to use the cameras and various other items as well as using them to their best capacity.

"It gave me a new environment to learn in and showed me a more hands-on learning experience."

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

I wanted to work for the government, but lately I have not been sure what route I want to go. After this trip, I think eventually I want to teach and inspire people to do more and to be more. How I want to go about that is still uncertain, but this trip made me understand again why I am so interested in Anthropology. You can study anything and answer the question, "Why are we the way we are?", about that subject.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would. I loved the class. For a person like me who is not very likely to talk to new people, it helped to strike up a conversation and learn about Scotland through the people who visit there from London all the time, like a guy Danny I met, or from the people like Ross our coach driver, who has lived there all his life.

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