On the 6th of October, I attended the London Ambassadorial Scholars Welcome Conference at the York Gate, District Headquarters. This gave the London based scholars a chance to get to know one another. Many of the scholars who I met are pursuing MA's in their chosen field and I quickly discovered that most MA programs in the UK are typically a one year commitment. In some ways I feel lucky that my MA program takes two years to complete because I have to opportunity to gain more exposure of the English culture. I also learned at this gathering that the District Governor, Eve Conway, who happens to be a BBC news journalist, also was an Ambassadorial Scholar. She studied news journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I met her and found that we had much in common considering that I am from Illinois and that my focus of study is somewhat related with her profession. I asked her if she would be willing to offer a tour of the BBC and she agreed. I look forward to visiting one of the biggest media organisations in the world.
|From the left, District Governor Eve Conway, Foundation Chairman - Mike Hodge, and Stella Russell|