Justice Studies

2011 London Program

London Trip 2011

Tracy Nobiling

So many people...so few adequate words to say 'thanks'
June 21 2014, 9:53 am

I am once again struggling with how to express my gratitude to all who help make the Justice Studies London study abroad program a success.  Some do it as part of their job - regardless, they all go above and beyond when it comes to helping me and the students.  Others do it simply because they are gracious human beings. Regardless of the reasons behind their involvement, all are generous, caring, supportive people. 

First and Foremost - Constable Richard Watson

Those of you who have read the student blogs (this year and in past years) or my blog, have a sense for the impact that Constable Watson has on this program.  I will always be grateful for everything he does to help me, but more importantly the students will always remember his role in this wonderful opportunity.  

Richard -  You are truly a blessing in my life.  I am not sure what I would do without your help. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel when I think about all you have done for this program. I'll just say thanks.


I, once again, had the pleasure of working with Maria from ISA.  She is lovely in so many ways - always attentive to the needs of the group, a consummate professional, and yet flexible and casual - the students love her!

All of the staff at ISA ~ from Texas to London ~ are good at their jobs.  If I ever doubted the decision to switch to a third party provider to assist with program details, I certainly no longer do.

My CSC Colleagues
It really does take a village to make this program happen.  Planning for the next program starts even before we've left on the current year's program.  I am so thankful that there are many people on campus, who like me, believe in the positive impacts of study abroad.  This year's students financially benefited form the support of the CSC Administration through scholarships that really did make a difference.  Everyone from the Marketing Development Office, to the Start Office, to the Business Office, to faculty who help me spread the word are all so important ~ this program would not be possible without them.

And of Course, the Students

This year was particularly challenging for me because I was 'under the weather' for most of the trip. However, this year's students made that not so bad.  Travelling with a smaller group definitely has it's advantages, but more than that, the personality of the individual students, as well as the group dynamics, helped immensely!  The students were always punctual; they were attentive, inquisitive, and excited; they were a joy to spend two weeks with (even with a stuffed up head and a never-ending cough).

Until next year.....cheers!

Dean Fankhauser

Mario screen
May 28 2013, 6:52 am

Mario screen shoot

this is our screen shoot at mario mobile gaming

try this one okay !! :D

Ricky Hendren

Last Day!
June 28 2011, 5:40 pm

 ADIOS! wow what a time...i must say quite the culture shock for a kid that has never lived in a town of more than 3000 people...off to Heathrow we go bound for the good ol USA...turns out the trip home would be a bit hairier than the journey over...8 1/2 hour flight to chicago cuz volcanoes on iceland are erupting, 3+ hour layover in chicago because of weather, and finally arriving in denver at 1 am...im so glad i only had to go to cheyenne cuz i heard the bus ride home was a bear sorry :( funny thing tho when i got up monday morning i was watching the news and found out the a tornado had hit missouri and when we were waiting in chicago they wanted to reroute us thru missouri think we dodged a bullet there....

Danielle Covolo

June 1 2011, 9:22 pm

Looking through my picture I found some picture and experiences I would like to share. I walked down Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly Circus is amazing full of shops and old buildings.

While on Piccadilly circus I ate at a steak house and had lamb chops and mint sauce. To my surprise I like mint sauce. For an appetizer we had famous Bree, it's a baked cheese that you spread on bread with jam.

One day I got to go to the British Museum of Natural History. Below is a picture of an extinct sloth, Seth the Sloth from Ice Age popped into my mind.

This is from the geology museum. One of my favorite quotes is in the picture below.

The British Museum was my favorite for many reasons. My favorite floor was Ancient Egypt, I even got to see the Rosetta Stone.

Jack the ripper tour was amazing. Even though buildings are built over  Old London it is still a haunting tour. One of Jack the Ripper victims is posted below.

British parks are different from Wyoming parks. They have way more foliage and are acres wide and long. Below are the picture of Hyde park.

The last night was a Medieval Banquets. My favorite part was the performances.
Now my blog is complete. I learned so much from this trip, and had amazing opportunities. CSC puts on a great trip for a cheap price. Coming from another college I did not know what to expect. The professors Dr. Nobiling and Dr. Wada mix education and laughter together well. CSC students were fun and outgoing. All in all I feel like the trip paid for it's self in the knowledge I gained.

For the last time Cheers,


Kelsey Weber

June 1 2011, 7:38 pm

     Okay so here it is... Finally a post with some visuals!! I'm just going to post a few of my favorite pics with a short description... Hope you like!!

Me & Momma Web getting ready for Take-Off from Chicago to London!!

Part of the Beautiful Gardens in the Moat at Windsor Castle!

My First Cider in London! Absolutely Delicious :)

One of the Streets in Oxford, it reminded me of the Sturgis Rally, but with Bicycles instead of Motorcycles.

The Birthplace of Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

A View from the top of one of the Towers in the Warwick Castle.

A COBBLER in one of the Rooms in Warwick... I couldn't help myself :)

One of the Prison Cells in the Charring Cross Police Station!

Learning some defense techniques from some of the Officers at Michael Messinger Hall.

A night at the Theatre, Dean and I went to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Theater! It was absolutely spectacular!

The wig on the left is a typical Barrister wig, while the one on the right may be worn by Judges, Queens Solictors, or for ceremonial duties.

My Mom & I at the Tower of London!

A picture of Elton John in the Vault at the Hard Rock Cafe... This just makes me Laugh!!

Mom & I at Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theater! Another amazing performance I was lucky enough to see while in London!

Wading in the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park.

Our last trip to Russell Square on the Underground... Such a Love/Hate relationship, but still a very sad moment!

Anastasia Loveday

Cont. Day 2
May 28 2011, 11:40 pm

Darren Willett

Plains, Trains, and Thunderstorms
May 27 2011, 8:29 am

Our trip back to the States was long and delayed some due to nasty weather in Chicago but we eventually arrived in Denver around 1am Monday morning. The bus ride back to Chadron was sleepless for me but i sure enjoyed seeing the sun rise and was glad I didn't have tall buildings blocking my view. London was a great place to visit and I learned a great deal during my time there; I still say this trip was a 'once in a lifetime' trip. I would recommend it to anyone.

Jason Gellett

video 10. Warwick Castle from the top
May 26 2011, 9:36 am

Shawna Brown

Home at Last
May 25 2011, 12:24 pm

The last few days in London were definitely very relaxed. On Friday we went to the town of Cambridge, which is on the river Cam and we had free time to wander around and do what we wanted. We ended up going "punting" which was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Thanks for making us go Danielle!!! Our tour guide was awesome at his job and made the trip up the river very interesting. One of the colleges, Kings College was used in the first Harry Potter movie (yes I am a nerd and I do like Harry Potter, so that made my day).
On Saturday we had a free day so a few of us went to check out the British Museum, and after that we had a picnic in Hyde Park. It was a great day for a picnic, even though by that time I was very tired of the weird combinations they call sandwiches. That evening as a group we went to the "Medieval Banquet" which was a four course meal and they had entertainment and singing which was kinda cool. After that got over it was time to finish my packing so we could head out in the morning!!!!
We sat in the Heathrow airport for a good 4 to 5 hours because Omaha had the first flight out and they wouldn't fit on just one bus. But we entertained ourselves by playing cards, simple games like Go Fish, Old Maid, and Crazy Eights...It was fun and made the time pass quickly. Our Flight took about 8 1/2 hours because we had to detour south because of the volcano erupting in Iceland. When we landed in Chicago the very first thing I did was buy a "real" Dt. Pepsi because the pop over in London isn't even close to tasting like ours. We were originally supposed to leave Chicago at 8:00 pm then it got delayed to 10 pm, but didn't get off the runway until closer to midnight because of all the nasty weather that was going on. We finally made it to Denver about 2 am. and didn't get to Chadron until 7 am, I had been up for over 30 hours by this time, but I was soooo very excited to be home that I couldn't sleep. I took a little nap from about 9:30 to 2:30...went to bed at 8:30 that night and slept until 8 the next morning. I think that I am finally over my jet lag, and getting back into my old routine.

Oh yea...I forgot to mention that on Thursday I got to hold one of the Olympic Torches from the Vancouver games!!!

Pat Young

The return trip
May 24 2011, 11:21 am

Well, here's my final entry.  Yesterday I really didn't feel like making an extra post since the trip home was exhausting, but I'll get to that later.  Cambridge was cool, and while I was pretty much done sightseeing by the time Friday rolled around it was good to get out of the city.  Cambridge is built all along the river Cam, so we decided to get a tour guide to "punt" us up and down the river while he gave a little history on the city.  Saturday visited the British Museum before eating in Hyde park with some people.  Most of Saturday I spent relaxing, mainly since by then I was getting pretty broke and I was more than a little exhausted from a combination of the busy city and from running around everywhere.  That night though our entire group had dinner at a "medieval banquet" which was accompanied by entertainment and music from performers dressed in period costumes.

Sunday was pretty much dedicated to the return trip, which was not exactly a fun time.  As soon as we got to Heathrow airport we heard there was a volcano erupting in Iceland which was causing delays and cancellations. Not sure how bad it was when we flew out, but it did cause our pilot to make a huge detour going around it which made the flight go from about 6 hours long to about 8 and a half hours long.  When we landed in Chicago O'Hare, our plane to Dnever got delayed about 2 hours and because of poor weather conditions we were waiting on the tarmac for another hour.  In the end we wound up in Chadron at about 7 in the morning when we were expecting to be there around 2:30 or 3 AM.

Regardless of unfortunate flight  delays, the trip was a ton of fun and I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it.  Thanks to my instructors, Dr. Nobiling and Dr. Wada for running the CSC side of the trip and keeping us relatively under control for two weeks!  I hope this blog was at least a little interesting to the rest of you who were following it for whatever reason, and for those I won't see in a while I hope you have a good summer!