Boomer Sooner!

I first want to take this moment to reflect on how amazing it is for us to live in America. Saturday was September 11th and I would like to take the time to remind everyone to appreciate EVERY single second you are around those you love. Never take what you have for granted.

Marseilles, France

I love France

Summer 2010

I went to study abroad in France over the summer and I could not have had a better time! I used to never really think about it and didn’t think going abroad was for me. I was talked into it by a friend and am completely glad things played out as they did. Europe is so interesting and I fell in love with it. There are so many different cultures within such a close vicinity. You can travel from Paris (northern France) down to the southern coast in less time than it takes to drive from Norman to Austin, Texas! Vichy, France is a small town and has a lot in common with small town USA. The people were extremely nice to me and everything basically shut down after 9 pm.

We were completely submersed in the French culture and I enjoyed every second of it. I made a lot of great friends from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. I will NEVER forget my experience in Europe and am planning on studying abroad again next summer. If you have the chance to study abroad, take it. Most will never get the opportunity to go abroad like they do in college.  It will make you appreciate different cultures a lot more and learn more about the world outside. J’aime la France!

Camp Crimson/Voices [Unheard]

Sooner Session

When I got back to America, it was hard to readjust but visiting Norman definitely made it way easier. I made a few trips up to Norman during the month of July for Camp Crimson. I was involved in a new presentation that Student Life shows at the Camps for the incoming freshmen. Voices [Unheard] deals with issues that teens and young adults battle with in everyday life. It is really moving and I feel a stronger connection is built with the freshmen that helps them grow throughout their college years. I’ve seen people do complete 180’s and that is what makes it worth seeing. It shows that OU takes more interest in our students’ lives than just what they contribute grade wise. The University of Oklahoma is about family and creating a stronger community.

My campers were the best and I couldn’t have wanted anything different!

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