Whether I’m in a political science course, a theatre rehearsal, or a French recitation, I find the faculty and students at Bucknell are always searching for ways to bridge the gap between areas of study.

John Brunner

"Bucknell makes it easy to get involved in a lot of different areas. I've had the opportunity to explore every possible interest as a participant and as a leader. I'm constantly learning inside and outside the classroom and have found what I truly love to do and what my strong suits are.

"The professors love to explore the connections between multiple disciplines and fields of thought. Whether I'm in a political science course, a theatre rehearsal, or a French recitation, I find the faculty and students at Bucknell are always searching for ways to bridge the gap between areas of study and developing a true liberal arts education.

"Prof. Michael James' course, Constitutional Law: Civil Rights, was one of the most interesting and challenging classes I've taken so far. We read dozens of Supreme Court case opinions and dissents. After reading them, I was able to combine the logical and textual analysis skills of political science with the study of human nature explored in theatre to understand the major decisions our country has made since its founding.

"As a study abroad student through Bucknell en France, I've had the opportunity to travel around France and Europe, and I've also been able to fully immerse myself in another culture, language, and with my host family. I've learned just how important the role of language is in our daily lives and what role the U.S. plays in the rest of the world. Academically, it's a completely different experience, but personally it's the same 'take risks and step out of my comfort zone' experience that I feel on campus."

John is from Rogers, Ark.

Posted May 20, 2014

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