I am a big fan of studying abroad. I have been for years now. I was able to get a semester of classes at Swarthmore College for free. Because of the University’s partnership with Swarthmore College, this is a great way to combine the two.
I am not a big fan of the idea of studying abroad, but the University of Swarthmore partnership was a godsend. I got a free semester for every student in Swarthmore. Why I got a free semester is a big question, but the fact that you can get a free semester is huge. For one thing, it means you don’t have to pay for the whole semester. For another, you are going to get to experience some of the best schools in the United States.
When I started studying abroad, I had no idea what to expect. And I’ve had some bad experiences with international students. I’ve had some bad experiences with my professors and fellow students. That’s why it’s great to be able to combine two great institutions with the best possible exchange program.
I would say most of us are lucky to have free time.
Not every student is so lucky. In fact, most students are going to have to work a lot harder and study a lot harder in order to get the same things that the students at Swarthmore have. For example, Swarthmore has a fairly limited range of professors and courses.
This is one of those things that I don’t think I ever want to see again. I had a professor in college and a faculty member in graduate school who were both extremely good at their jobs. They were both great teachers and I loved their classes. Both of them were amazing role models for me. I can’t imagine anyone ever feeling comfortable and confident enough in their job to be able to lead a university course. Its not easy.
On my last trip to Swarthmore, I had a professor who was a great teacher. But when I went to visit his office after class, I saw a large sign that said something to the effect of, “Your classes are so boring. I’m not ready to teach.” The professor was not happy. I had no idea what that meant but I was a little surprised.
The professor at Swarthmore University was a teacher. That’s not the same as being a boss. The university is a wonderful place to teach, but its a school. Its a place where you can share your knowledge.
As much as I love a good teacher, I would not want to be in charge of my school. That was not the case with my professor. We all sat in on a few classes, but the professor was the one person in that office who actually taught. He made it clear that he would not be teaching. He said he was just here because the school made it difficult for students to get a job. But I don’t think that was the point.
That is certainly not the case here. Professor Marny is not someone who was just ‘here’ to make things difficult for students. He is one of the most important, honest, and hardworking professors I have ever met. He has taught at several top-tier universities, including the University of Michigan. His students are truly a great bunch of people who are working their butt off to get the best education possible.