I don’t want to plan too much because when I do I find myself purely counting down the days till the next adventure and ignoring what I am currently doing. But tonight as I waked to my mom about how anxious I was for the Disney College applications to come out, we somehow came onto the topic of the Semester at Sea program. I found both of thee programs when looking through Tumblr during the late nights in London.
I immediately decided I wanted to do the Disney program, as I absolutely love Disney. Any program that allowed me to live down there, go to the parks for free, work and get college credit, makes me very happy. I decided that I didn’t want to do it during the Fall semester as it would be my first semester back in the country and I thought I should get some of the core classes out of the way. So then and now I am planning on applying for the Spring 2012 semester. In the mean time I am dying till the applications to come out. I just want to know if I got in or if I have to apply for loans for the spring semester at my Uni.
Then I am also looking at doing the Semester at Sea program during the Fall 2012 semester. Looking at the itinerary there are 14 countries in 105 days. It sound absolutely amazing, all the different countries that I’d get to see and I’d be getting college credit for it. Just like when I studied in London, except this time I’ll be on a boat.
Then my final semester at Uni would be spent back at Roosevelt. The good thing about all of this, is that I could participate in it all AND still graduate on time. Technically if I didn’t do anything other than stay home and go to school I could graduate a semester early, but I don’t think I want to do that. With all of these amazing opportunities why would I want to waste them just to be sent out into the real world?
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist for more than sixty years, Carter left the church in 2000 because of ideologically differences where the religion justifies the subordination of women. His announcementcomes after the Elders, a group of world leaders with which Carter is affiliated, released a statement on the issue of discrimination against women and girls by religion. In his statement, Carter calls “on all leaders to challenge and change the harmful teachings and practices, no matter how ingrained, which justify discrimination against women.”