Monday, February 28, 2011

it's official: summer studies in vancouver!

When I got home from work today I found a letter sitting on the table with a sticky-note from Sarah: it was my confirmation of registration for Regent this summer!

Pursuing graduate studies has been a dream of mine for a few years now.  I was very encouraged to continue on by my profs while taking my undergrad degree.  Regent offers some of the most prestige programs in Canada for Christian studies, with a lot of their grads going on to do doctoral work at Oxford, St. Andrews, Durham and more.  More than that, though, I really identify with its values and philosophy of education: fostering thoughtful engagement of the world, culture, faith and life as a whole person.

After much prayer and planning we've decided to go to Regent College this summer to take a one-week summer class and scope out the city.  I'm taking  The Fiction of C.S. Lewis, taught by David Downing.  We'll be looking at four of Lewis' books, Pilgrim's Regress, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, and The Silver Chair.  

We are currently looking into securing housing for that week.  Regent has an excellent housing database which we were able to access.  We emailed a few potential locations last night--most are rooms or suites put up by alumni or current students or faculty--and we already got a response from one couple.  It turns out they're on faculty at the College.  So we could be staying with some future professors this summer.

Atrium at Regent
Needless to say, we're pretty excited!

Sarah just came home.  There was dancing.

Head here to check out Regent's official site!
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