Hi all! My name is Meg Grant and I am a senior in the physical therapy program here at Nazareth. I have psychology and honors minors, I play oboe in the orchestra here on campus, and my sophomore year I spent a semester in England. There are a lot of reasons I chose to come to Nazareth, many of which I would not be able to tell you in a fifteen minute long video, but the reason I want to tell you about today is the opportunity to study abroad.
Ever since I was very very little, probably like 4th or 5th grade, I was obsessed with England and Scotland and knew I wanted to travel there someday. Also since I was very little, I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist. Unfortunately when I started to look at colleges, those two things weren’t always going to be compatible. When I came to Nazareth and expressed an interest in majoring in PT and spending time overseas, I was told “Yes of course we can make that happen! We try to send as many of our students abroad as we possible can”.
As soon as I got on campus as a freshman I met with my adviser and we got the process going. We rearranged my entire schedule to make it happen and in January of my sophomore year, I was on a plane to England! I spent four months there, the whole semester; it was the best semester of my life! I wish I could go back everyday (I’m actually drinking British tea out of my British mug and feeling nostalgic as I write this.) We were enrolled in the British university; we lived in the dorms with the British students; we took all of our class with the British students…it was absolutely amazing.
We also had an incredible opportunity to travel while we were overseas. Once you’re in Europe, to travel there is outrageously easy and super cheap so we took full advantage of it. Even though we were only there for four months we went to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and France as well as some traveling in England – we went to London three times over the course of four months! We also got up to Scotland and then over to Ireland as well. It was an incredible opportunity and I am so thankful to Nazareth for giving me that opportunity; it was definitely one if the reasons I chose to come to Nazareth.