My name is Ariana Aquilani and I am a Sophomore at UNI studying Accounting with an Economics minor. I am one of the many students traveling to the United Kingdom to explore their sustainable ways of life. Now you may ask, "Why would someone pick this Sustainability Capstone in the United Kingdom over all of the trips offered through the University of Northern Iowa?" Visiting four countries in a two week period, seeing attractions most people would only dream of, and experiencing a whole new culture; I think the better question is why would someone not want to go on this trip?! I had already decided I wanted to go on a two or three week program and I was set on traveling to either Europe or the United Kingdom. Personally, I had not even heard of this program before I found out a close friend of mine was signed up for this trip. At the time, I was enrolled in another capstone; but when I realized this trip was planning to visit many more places, I switched and have been hooked ever since! Check back starting May 20 to read everything we are experiencing over in the UK!
|Farmers' Market at the University of Birmingham|
|On the verge of canyoning|
|Hiking Mt. Snowdon|
Now that we all have our passports, our packing list from Jill, and our built up enthusiasm, we are all ready for takeoff. Make sure to pack your camera and walking shoes because after we land in Heathrow Airport in London, struggle carrying our luggage up the stairs, and drop it off at St. Simeon Hotel, we are off to explore the UK! Hope you are all as excited as I am! LET OUR ADVENTURE BEGIN!!! Remember to keep checking back to get first-hand stories each day from every member of our group! You will feel like you are there exploring with us so you won't want to miss a day!