Things Are Getting Real, Y’all…


Happy 2014 everyone! And happy beginning to Spring ’14! We have hit the ground running, to borrow an overused phrase. (But, seriously, running in high heels really hasn’t been all that comfortable this week.) (The high-heel reference was about Erin, in case you were wondering.) (You had probably already figured that out.)

At any rate, here’s the deal. To lock in the ticket price we were quoted when developing our budget, we’ve got to have a headcount and a list of names to give the travel agency by the end of this month. Which sounds like a long way away, until you realize that the deadline, January 27th, is one week from Monday.

Holy smokes!

Here’s the phenomenal news: As of this morning (Thursday, January 16), we have twenty students who have begun applications.


That’s five more than we had budgeted for–which is a very, very good thing.

Our challenge now is to get every single person to finish the application and pay the deposit by Monday, January 27th, so we can lock in those tickets.

So, if you’ve started your application, go ahead and finish it. If you were thinking about applying but got caught up in the whirlwind that was end-of-Fall-semester-’13, best get cracking! The application process is online and should be fairly painless. Go here and look up our program.

Remember, all we need from you right now is an application, a deposit of $225, and a UNCW transcript. The deposit and transcript are due in person at the Office of International Programs, which is in Friday Annex (the white building behind the little greenhouse).

All right, that’s it for now. Have a super first week!

Much love,
Erin & Michelle

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