Rebecca Sather Jenkins
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
I'm Rebecca, a junior majoring in English and History at the University of Puget Sound. I am originally from Melbourne, Australia, and I’m super excited to study in Scotland this spring. I'm enthusiastic about tea, the countryside, rainy days, and old books, and I once cried happy tears when I saw a sloth.
One of the biggest differences between campus life in the U.S. and campus life in the U.K. lies in scheduling. At my home school, I have at least one class (if not more) every day of the week, with three jobs and multiple extracurriculars on top of that… More
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." - Terry Pratchett I… More
After a crazy week of writing and submitting essays, and existing on very little sleep, I decided to celebrate with a day trip to Stirling, to visit Stirling Castle. It has a long and rich history in Scotland, and much like Edinburgh Castle, sits at the… More
It’s been a busy few weeks, in a good way. We are getting closer to exams, which means everyone is starting what I call ‘library hibernation.’ This is something Scotland has in common with the US: exam preparation means the library becomes our new home… More
I’ve been in Edinburgh now for a month, and for some reason that fact is a little scary! Of course that month has been filled to the brim with adventure and exploring, but knowing that I’m one-third of the way through classes makes me think about all… More