Pfeiffer University News
Bridging the distance from Misenheimer to London
- Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 ( 4:24 pm )
Waiting to learn the details of a summer internship in London was an exercise in patience for Houston Armstrong '13. The pre-law and psychology major was crossing his fingers for an assignment with the House of Parliament, particularly after becoming interested in British law and politics through his Intro to Law class at Pfeiffer.
Through Pfeiffer's International Center, Houston connected initially with the study abroad internship programs of Central College in Pella, Iowa. With his acceptance to the London program, Houston's options included working either for Parliament or a community law center, research department, international think-tank, environmental or development agency, or urban planning organization.
â€œWhile I knew that almost any type of firsthand experience might give me a leg up when it comes time to apply to law school, I was thrilled when the internship with Parliament came through,â€ he said.
Students from all over the U.S. will travel, work, study and live as a cohort, taking advantage of opportunities to expand their networking circles. Living in Russell Square and with access to public transportation, which is included as part of the program, all of London's historic sites, restaurants, theaters and parks are accessible.
â€œThis opportunity might come along only once,â€ said Houston, whose parents Roger '81 and Sherry Foushee â€˜80 Armstrong are co-owners of Fishel Steel Company in Winston Salem. â€œI can't wait to share my experience with my family and friends at Pfeiffer.â€