Friday, February 24, 2012

AJ goes to Cambridge University

So...You are probably wondering from the last post, "What's going to happen with AJ?" Well, AJ has some great things going for him as well.  We learned that he was accepted into a very competitive direct enrollment program at Cambridge University. That's right...England!  There, he will participate in exciting courses such as foreign policy, creative travel writing, and spooks and spies.  We are both very excited. This program is part of a program set up for BYU, UC's, and a few Ivy Leagues schools that provide students with a foot in the door at Cambridge for a Master's program as well as offers school credit through their university. This will be quite an experience to mesh with British humor, write funny words like "programme," have tea time, and a totally different style of academia.  I'm so proud of his hard work and determination to succeed and this is one of the fruits of his labors.  He is such a great example to me.

I'm going to miss him this summer, but we both know it's a small sacrifice in the long run.  Two and a half months apart will be interesting, especially because we'll have roommates.  It seems like we'll be living the single life again.  In that case, it'll be interesting/fun/awkward/and much more.  We'll make the most of it.  We're already thinking of skype dinner/lunch dates because we'll be in different time zones.  We won't be listening to too much of Jack Johnson or Taylor Swift together for a while, which I'm sad about, but we are excited for the adventures to come. I'll miss him a whole ton, but I know this will be a chance for him to travel, see new places, learn new things, and grow in many ways, and I certainly support him in that. I'll look forward to the day when I get to go "pick him up." Until then, DC for me and Cambridge for AJ.

2 comments:

  1. I'm worried for you guys-- I think this might be the most foreign country you've been to yet. I mean "Programme"?? what kind of ridiculous people would use that spelling. I wouldn't be surprised if they try telling you color has a U in it.

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  2. I know! adding all those letters and stuff. I really hope they have indoor plumbing... (almost referenced our conversation last night RE: First World Issues and America's ignorance). Love you!

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