Hello from a WaMStA!

I started on this blog a BIT later than was planned (only about 4 months) so I have just a little catching up to do but first I’ll start with a bit of an introduction.

Hello! And welcome to Andrew Schwieder’s new blog. I am 20 years old, born in San Francisco and raised in Richmond, Va. I have three siblings: Elizabeth, 24, graduated from James Madison University in 2011 Robbie, 22, graduated from University of Virginia in 2012, and Will, my twin, University of Virginia 2015.  My parents, Wylie and Katie are teachers in Henrico County/Richmond area.

As you can probably guess I am a student at the College of William and Mary but I am also a student within the Joint Degree Programme between W&M and the University of St Andrews. The students and professors intimately involved with this program affectionately refer to ourselves as WaMStAs.

Within this blog my goal is to chronicle my experiences abroad, compare my years abroad to those spent at W&M, and share my experiences of a once in a lifetime opportunity.

If you are interested in the Programme and would like to contact me my email is akschwieder@email.wm.edu.