I might have to build an ark

Happy Friday, Deac families. It is another soggy and wet one here. I am starting to fear that I will need to build an ark. For all in the Daily Deacdom who live in perpetually-sunny places, please send some of that our way.

Because it is very Mother So Drear here, I find myself wishing to be in a sunnier, more exotic location. So I thought I would hit you up with some of the jewels in our study abroad crown: Wake Forest’s residential houses in Europe.

Lucky are the Deacs who get to study in Flow House (as my ’06 niece did), a palatial property in Vienna; or Casa Artom, which sits on the Grand Canal in Venice (and is arguably the hottest piece of real estate in the Wake Forest realm); or Worrell House in London, which is up by Hampstead Heath.

A cohort of WFU students lives in these amazing properties for a semester, and are taught by a WFU faculty member (who lives onsite, with their family/partner as applicable). I have sadly only been to the Worrell House (and it is spectacular). P’92 went to see my niece when she was at the Flow House and could not stop raving about how amazing it was.

If your student is considering an abroad experience, encourage them to take a look at these programs.

This is the last Friday at home for our young women who will return next week for sorority recruitment, and then we look forward to having everyone back soon after that. Make the best of the remaining time with your Deacs!

Worrell House seminar room

Worrell House seminar room

he Wake Forest study abroad program at the Worrell House in London, England, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The students outside the Worrell House in London.

Worrell House

The Wake Forest study abroad program at the Worrell House in London, England, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The students outside the Worrell House in London.

The back garden at the Worrell House

The Wake Forest residential study abroad program at Flow House, in Vienna, Austria

Flow House

The Wake Forest residential study abroad program at Flow House, in Vienna, Austria

The interior of the Flow House

Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy

Casa Artom, in Venice, Italy

Communal meal at Casa Artom

Communal meal at Casa Artom

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

 

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