Category Archives: Study Abroad

Notre Dame Cathedral

Possibly my favorite part of the trip was visiting Notre Dame Cathedral. We visited Sunday and got to experience the church during a mass, which set an appropriate mood for our silent exploration. So much of Notre Dame has become … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Gardens & the Pantheon

On our first day in Paris we took the l’Open Tour bus around the city, which allowed us to cover a lot of ground while enabling a closer look at certain places that particularly interested us. A stroll through the Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Weekend in Paris! or ‘Parlez-vous anglais?’

This past weekend marked the halfway point in our program. Summer is flying by, but I’m trying to make the very most of it. Thus, for our four day weekend I planned a trip to Paris with fellow Sweet Briar … Continue reading

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Ashmolean Museum

In addition the the University, Oxford is home to many museums, perhaps the most famous of which is the Ashmolean. Since museums in England are free to the public, my friends and I have been making good use of them as … Continue reading

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Oxford Castle

Last Sunday, Julie Kane (Sweet Briar’s amazing Head of Technical Services at the library) who also happens to be in Oxford this summer, met me for a day out! It was wonderful to see her, and she and I explored … Continue reading

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Bath, England

Last weekend, Oneill, Carol, Kathleen and I visited the Roman Baths. We toured the Baths, themselves and the museum associated with it, as well as Bath Abbey. The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis by the Romans … Continue reading

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Concert at the Sheldonian Theatere

Friday evening I went with a group of friends to the Sheldonain Theatere to hear the Oxford Philomusica (Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra). We listened to Baroque music including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major and Vivaldi’s The Four … Continue reading

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Oxford Colleges Tour

Last weekend, Dr. Fincham, the British Director of VPO, gave us a wonderful tour of some of the colleges at Oxford. As you may know, Oxford University is an institution  made up of 38 independent, self-governing colleges. The oldest colleges … Continue reading

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Sweet Briar @ Oxford!

Last Sunday, Sweet Briar’s Alumnae and Development Office organized a special luncheon for SBC invites alumnae, students and parents. The luncheon was held at the Red Lion Pub in Oxford and was attended by Professor Tony Lilly and the Sweet Briar students … Continue reading

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Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

As you probably know, Stratfod-Upon-Avon was the home of William Shakespeare and is now home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. VPO took a day trip to Stratford to see an evening production of Macbeth. But before the performance, we got … Continue reading

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