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UGA Domestic - Franklin - Interdisciplinary Field Program : GA)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by UGA StudyAway
Program Evaluation
William Gunn Macfie, Summer 2019 Participant
The work was extremely educational and always relevant to the trip. Though it was academically challenging, the content was very impactful to my own understanding of the natural world.

 

Jordan E McGuire, Summer 2019 Participant
Workload felt like a lot, but I feel like it was necessary and felt very rewarding at the end.

 

Jessica Leah Mitchell, Summer 2019 Participant
While this program was difficult, the instructors were reasonable and never had us drowning in work.

 

Spencer Franklin Sumner, Summer 2019 Participant
Very rigorous, lecture from sunup to sundown

 

Jessica Leah Mitchell, Summer 2019 Participant
Some of my favorite stops were the cultural centers. Hearing history/cultural practices/perspective from actual native people rather than what the American education system feeds us was eye-opening and extremely valuable.

 

Summer 2019 Participant
Amazing program staff. This program would not be excellent without those running it.

 

Spencer Franklin Sumner, Summer 2019 Participant
I made personal connections to professors, something I very much appreciated but haven't been able to do at my past year at uga

 

Summer 2019 Participant
The greatest summer of my life. Truly have been changed by the staff and students on this trip.

 

Kelton Tyler McConnell, Summer 2019 Participant
IFP provided me with an experience of a lifetime, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I fell in love with this program, and I hope that many more IFP generations will be able to experience this program for years to come. I honestly feel a greater satisfaction for life after this trip from being in nature and getting close to all the staff and students. IFP exceeded my expectations tremendously, and I wish I could have stayed out there for the rest of my life. After this summer I have so many connections on campus, and I made some of my closest friends on this trip.

 

Amelia Margaret Stone, Summer 2019 Participant
My expectations were beyond exceeded. I had the best two months of my life, with the most amazing people surrounding me. The peer relationship among us was unlike any I have ever had in a class room. Same in relevance to professors and staff. This trip is truly one of a kind and I underestimated what my experience and take away was going to be like.

 

Kellie Lynn White, Summer 2019 Participant
I had extremely high expectations for IFP and it exceeded all of them.

 

Ethan M Boos, Summer 2019 Participant
This is an exceptional program. The pure amount of information and sites travelled is amazing

 

Emily Clare Barber, Summer 2019 Participant
Advice: Keep a positive mind! This program is physically and mentally challenging, often at once. It can be hard to do one more task or write one more reflection when you've been working hard all day. Staying as upbeat as possible will raise the moral of a group as a whole and let you know when it's time to take care of yourself as well

 

Margaret Latham Dye, Summer 2019 Participant
It may seem like a very intense program, but you can do it!! Everyone is so supportive and helpful so don't hesitate to ask questions.

 

Jordan E McGuire, Summer 2019 Participant
Even if you have never camped, hiked, or not shower for over 4 days, you CAN do this program, and you will not regret it.

 

Amelia Margaret Stone, Summer 2019 Participant
Keep an open mind. Know that it's challenging, but it's beyond worth it! Just like the mount saint Helens hike! You will walk away from this program a better person. With a wider range of thinking and a better grasp on life. You will walk away grateful and will never be ready to sleep in a bed again!

 

Emily Clare Barber, Summer 2019 Participant
This trip truly changed my life for the better and made me recognize the value of an interdisciplinary education. What we learned was fully pertinent to life, nonetheless my degree. The method of this trip (camping and hiking for 2 months) allowed me to form lifelong friendships with both students and staff, who have helped me along in the process of applying to graduate schools. I wouldn't have traded this summer for anything.

 

Margaret Latham Dye, Summer 2019 Participant
I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone, but it was so worth it. I learned a lot and made so many good friends that will hopefully last a lifetime.

 

Cal Bryan Jacobs, Summer 2019 Participant
Ifp, will change your life. It is seeing the natural world, with experienced experts at your side who love to be there for you. You won't come back the same as you left, you will grow in appreciation for so many things.

 

William Gunn Macfie, Summer 2019 Participant
Participating in the Interdisciplinary Field Program has been been one of my most valuable life experiences over the last 21 years. Over the two month course i grew as a person in a way that I can not even put into words. If you are even considering applying, do it.

 

Summer 2019 Participant
IFP gave me lifelong friends and a new outlook on the world