The Post-Off-Campus narrative is required by the Honors Program and later forms the preface for your thesis.
- This is an informal narrative that includes your personal observations and experiences during your off-campus study. It can include people you met, places you visited, experiences you had. You can indicate what you learned, what challenges you faced and how you overcome them, and what the experience meant to you personally and intellectually.
- View a sample of the personal narrative for suggestions on how to approach this narrative.
- Length: Minimum 1 ½ pages single spaced, twelve-point. Aim for 2 pages. You may write more, but do not go beyond four pages.
- As the preface to your thesis, this narrative will provide a more personal note in the formal document of your thesis.
- You can liven up your narrative with descriptions, direct quotations, and other strategies to make your experience come alive. We would like to see you and your surroundings and the people you get to know. What were the best experiences? What were the most difficult challenges? How did these challenges make you grow?