Read about CCD Student Associate George Hatalowich , and his summer experience abroad.
During my sophomore’s spring semester, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do for the upcoming summer. The pervious summer, I interned at Verigent, a telecommunication staffing firm in Huntersville and it was a great experience; however, I knew I wanted to try something new and exciting. Prior to the 2018 summer, all I knew was that I was an economics major and history minor and that I wanted to explore different opportunities in these field. As I began talking to former teammates, two of them suggested taking a three-week summer class at the London School of Economics. Immediately, I considered this opportunity. As a student-athlete at Davidson, I’m basically obligated to spend both semesters on campus and would never get a chance to study aboard. Well, the summer session at LSE was my opportunity and I took it. Myself and two other Davidson students took an economic class called Financial Markets and the Global Economy: the History of Bubbles, Crashes and Inflations. The smaller group classes, discussions, and lectures were on par with a Davidson class, just in London! The work and exams were manageable and a great way to test the information covered over the class’ three-week span. Now, to the real fun stuff. Outside of the class, I had the opportunity to travel a great deal in Europe. Prior to the trip, we knew we wanted to travel so we gave ourselves roughly a week and half before our three-week class in London and a week after to explore Europe. In total, I traveled to six different cities in five countries (Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Munich, London, Dublin). The traveling was absolutely incredible, and I made memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The opportunity to study and travel at the London School of Economics my sophomore year summer was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made.