Sunday, July 4, 2010
Day One and the Fourth of July
It's always a bit surreal to be out of the US on the Fourth of July, but the group has found much to celebrate in their new home for the next three weeks. We had a group dinner this evening in the big Harry Potter like dining hall. The little touches like the college crest on the napkins made it feel very special. I hope to have more photos of the hall posted soon, but the lighting made it a bit difficult this evening. Dinner was followed by an orientation in the historic chapel at the college which is over 400 years old. Everyone introduced themselves and Professor McDougall covered some basics of the program. Tomorrow is the first day of class and it should be a good, packed day with class in the morning and a walking tour of Oxford in the afternoon. Stay tuned for updates.