Alumni Stories -- Chase Hundman ('14)
I did my best to make the most of my abroad experience, and my bank account is indicative
of that very mindset. When there was an opportunity to experience something new abroad,
I grabbed it and ran. I scooped up the warm, bacteria filled water in Bath and took
a long drink. I stripped down to my boxers and dove into the incredibly cold Loch
Ness, and sadly was not lucky enough to encounter the mythical beast that dwells there.
I took a breathtaking bus tour through the Scottish Highlands, one in which the beauty
around me made it feel like a sin to cheapen it with heavy handed words. I played
football in Regent's Park with the locals and afterwards walked down Savile Row and
admired the bespoke tailored suits that I will one day be able to afford. I had a
pint... or two... maybe it was actually three pints of Guinness in Ireland. I dove
out of a plane strapped to an Australian, and saw the Swiss Alps from 12,500 feet.
I ran 26.2 miles from the city of Marathon to the city of Athens, and then climbed
the stairs of the Panathenaic Stadium. I smoked a Cuban cigar on my porch overlooking
one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world and I thought about how much
I would have regretting saving my money and staying home.
IWU London Program 2011