I spent a semester studying abroad in Senegal’s capital, living with a host family and exploring the region over weekends and breaks. I gained a love of Mafé, a basic grasp of the Wolof language and a new appreciation for North American public transportation systems.
I spent three weeks in London the summer after my sophomore conducting archival history research at the British Library and the Kew National Archives. Though I spent almost 40 hours per week pouring and deciphering over 17th century letters, I also took a couple days to explore London and Oxford.
Over spring break of my first year at Davidson, I traveled with the Chaplain’s Office on a pilgrimage to Taizé, an ecumenical monastery in France. Founded at the end of WWII by Brother Roger, today the Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers – Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds – from approximately thirty nations.