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HU Students Do Global, Summer Travel

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Hampton University students took their "pirate pride" across the globe this summer with research, internships and study abroad opportunities across the country.

Rising Seniors Britney Johnson, from Surry, Va., and Zachary Hinton, from Raleigh, N.C., traveled to the United Kingdom to study at Hertford College, a school within prestigious Oxford University. The two also visited nearby countries Fez, Rabat, Merkez in Morocco, London, England, and Paris, France.

"Spending time at Hertford College and the United Kingdom helped me to realize that I must 'dream no small dreams' as President Dr. Harvey often says," said Johnson, a computer science major. "Being blessed with the opportunity to embark on this experience has given me the assurance that I can achieve anything, big or small.

Although Hinton, a computer science major, was head-focused on his books, he did have spare time to join the Hertford College rowing team, where they trained five times a week.

Taylor Bennett, a rising senior Aviation major, from Memphis, Tenn. had the opportunity to serve as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.

"I worked in the human resources department handling and imputing sensitive, but unclassified files for former government employees into the government data system," said Bennett. Besides her work in the embassy, Bennett explored the Greek islands and learned some Greek language.

Pirate pride also made its way to Cape Town, South Africa where Porchia Bradford, a rising senior from Sharpsburg, Ga., interned at the public relations firm Positive Dialogue Communications. Bradford, a public relations major, worked with other interns from the United States and Germany in various positions throughout Cape Town.

"The best part of my internship is being able to experience my field from another country's perspective," she said.

Earlier this summer, the University recognized students in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation department who traveled to Bali, Indonesia to conduct research and volunteer with the Bali Sports Foundation, as well as rising senior Brandon Theo Dorsey who traveled to Japan as part of a study trip with the Scripps Howard Foundation.

By Gianina Thompson