Work and Play
Despite being over 6,000 kms away from Cape Breton, I am still very much involved at CBU.
With my research, I am constantly in touch with my professor and busy getting sources for our database, as we have an August deadline. This keeps me challenged, and I am never bored. In fact, the research is inspiring me to do something with it: perhaps a Masters degree someday. It gives me insight into humans, religion, gender and multiculturalism that has definitely extended beyond the classroom.
As for the classroom? I am also enrolled in a distance course at CBU. Since I am editor for the Caper Times, I have to take a reduced course load, therefore, I need some way of catching up. The paper is on hiatus until the end of August, so until that time I am still a student, learning and earning credits online (which I must admit, is really cool and easy).
In other ways, I also remain connected to the campus: blogging about my comings and goings; as well as planning for the thirty-third Caper Times!
I may be an ocean away, but I still am working in many ways with CBU. I would assume that many international students face this same summer schedule. Do others like it as well, or would you prefer to be in class?
Whether home or abroad, I always like having something to do… and right now, if I can do my work over my computer – and still enjoy Europe – then, as they say, I’m having my cake and eating it too!
CBU students – how are your summers going?