Sparty Goes to the Titanic Museum

Titantic Sparty

The past few days have been rough for me. I traveled to the U.K. with some friends in the Mass Media in the U.K. program. Unfortunately, they didn’t even buy me a plane ticket, so I had to travel all the way across the pond in a suitcase. Today, they finally decided to take me out for some fun. Our first stop was the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While visiting the museum we learned about the history of Belfast, which is where the Titanic was built. I saw tons of pictures and artifacts. We got to read about passengers aboard the ship who survived and who had passed. There was even one little 9 year old boy, Frank J. Goldsmith who was on the Titanic emigrating to Detroit, Michigan! Sadly, he did not survive, but still cool to read about because Detroit isn’t too far from my home at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan!

After the museum we left and went to a delicious lunch at a pub called McHugh’s. My friends didn’t buy me any lunch (which made me kind of sad), but their food sure did look yummy! Some kids got fish & chips and others got bangers & mash. We sat around and chatted for a while before we had to figure out how to pay the bill. The money system in the U.K. is definitely different from America, but were catching on quickly! I’m having so much fun here in Belfast, I don’t know if I ever want to come home!

To learn more about the study abroad trip, follow the students' Mass Media blog.

By Alli Stark (aka "Sparty")