School in Dundee, Scotland

I just finished my second week of classes here at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. It’s hard to believe how fast the time is going by. Classes are so different here from what I’m used to at JCC. Instead of having multiples classes to go to each day, my class mostly stays in the art studio, and I work on art projects from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. School here is very much like having a job in regards to the way it is set up time wise.

The Scots have a holiday here on January 25 where they celebrate their national poet, Robert Burns. People go out to eat a traditional meal of haggis as they share poems written by Robert Burns. Haggis is a pudding of sorts made from a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, spices, and other ingredients, and cooked in a sheep’s stomach — mmm! I was looking forward to trying some haggis on the holiday, but I wasn’t quick enough as all the haggis was sold out. I’ll have to move quicker next time. Ha ha!

I still enjoyed going out because my first art project was taking photographs of the town to use as research for an animation project. I would like to share some of the interesting things I saw around town.12565463_881997448580438_6064748914715530946_n12552845_881997441913772_9039715888114478963_n

This is a monument inside town square of a unicorn, Scotland’s national animal. A Seagull decided to rest there when I snapped this photo.

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This massive church is amazing. I couldn’t find a date on the building, but I imagine it is older than the United States itself.

About the author

Seth Snyder

I’m currently majoring in Fine Arts-Studio Arts and upon completion I plan to transfer to Edinboro University, where I will start working toward my bachelor’s degree in Film and Animation. I have a strong interest in drawing, cartooning, and animation. I will be studying abroad in the spring semester at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. It has been a life long dream of mine to travel to Scotland. It’s a dream which I never thought would come to fruition, but with hard work along with winning the Gilman Scholarship it has become a reality.