Michael Bendit: My Study Abroad Scholarship!
This summer I had an incredible opportunity to study abroad in the center of London with a group of about 23 people who study Liberal Arts. During this 2-month period I was able to experience the historic beauty of England. Whether it was Windsor Castle, the official residence of the Queen built over 900 years ago, or Westminster Abbey, the gorgeous Royal Peculiar and one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom, there were countless places to be a part of. JMU put together an inspiring program that maintained my interest the whole way through the program thanks to my Art History class, London Theatre class, and the most influential Internship at a Greek Theatre called, Theatro Technis. I was fortunate to receive an internship at this unique theatre and I had an interesting time immersing myself in the Fringe theatre. Theatro Technis was established by a Cypriot refugee named George Eugeniou in a small garage in Camden town and eventually found its way to its current venue at a church (converted to a theatre) on Crowndale Road. I also had the opportunity to travel all over the UK to Edinburgh, went to the beautiful town of Bath, and Stratford. I was also able to visit Germany to see the family I haven’t seen since I was an infant. This was the experience of a lifetime and I thank Honorsociety.org for awarding me a scholarship!