We’re spending the weekend away from the house and I’m posting this as a future entry. It’s Sam’s request that we go somewhere nice for her birthday. We’ll be back Monday evening but I don’t want the Google bot to feel bored and lonely should it drop by while we’re away. Plus, someone out there might find these bits of info useful.
See, for the past two or three weeks, I’ve been poring over photography schools websites. Not for me but to find what options are out there for Sam when she graduates from high school. I’m not very confident at this point if U.P. offers the course she intends to take and I figured I might as well widen our options. Subject to budgetary constraints, of course.
And there’s the language issue too. English is the only foreign language that Sam speaks so I’m only looking at schools where the medium of instruction is English. Frankly, I have very serious reservations about U.S. schools at this point because of the Homeland Security thing. Stories about the treatment that foreign students get send shivers down my spine.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that Sam will refuse to live away from home. Thing is, I don’t want her to feel limited. At the same time, if I’m going to be honest about it, I don’t know what depths of separation anxiety I will go through too if she does go to college in a foreign country.
So, this is really a casual appraisal of options. A preliminary assessment or whatever name there is for it. Speedy doesn’t even know I’ve been doing this. But then again, with Speedy, it’s always better to be armed with substantial information before initiating a discussion. A bargaining chip is always useful.
Okay, so, I checked out photography schools and these are what I have bookmarked so far. I haven’t gone through the entire sites at this point. Just, you know, first impressions.
The New York Institute of Photography offers programs that can be completed at home. Less expensive and Sam doesn’t need to live away from us. I am not so sure though if that kind of education is ideal. For a teenager especially, that requires a huge amount of self-discipline.
Will be checking out more schools offering photography courses in the coming weeks.