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Claire Watkins, Alumni Ambassador
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
My favorite class abroad was Witchcraft and Magical Performance with Mike Punter. He's such a knowledgeable, kind, and enthusiastic professor. All the material fascinated me and the class went on a number of field studies, including a trip to Highgate Cemetery, which is the oldest Victorian Valhalla, and a reconstruction of a Mithraeum. We learned about the history of witchcraft, cults, and a number of other thrilling yet sinister subjects in an upbeat, fun environment.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
I engaged with the local community by eating mostly at independent and family owned restaurants, or eating street food, when I went out to eat. I also went on lots of walks to familiarize myself with the borough I lived in. Most Fridays, my friends and I went to a museum or local gallery to engage with the art in London.