Week Three in the Valley of the Sun and Learning about the U.S. Judiciary System

In this blog post, I’ll share the highlights of the third week of our Phoenix adventure. These past weeks were full of exciting experiences and interesting discussions. So, let’s get started!

Highlight 1: Arriving in Phoenix

When I arrived in Phoenix, the heat took me by surprise. I didn’t expect it to be so hot, but I quickly adjusted to the warm weather. The people here were incredibly friendly, which made me feel welcome and at home.

Highlight 2: Learning in the Valley of the Sun

During the past two weeks, our group explored the vibrant city of Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun. Our learning journey was led by Prof. Dawn and assisted by Amy, who were both incredibly helpful and supportive. They made our experience enjoyable and convenient.

Highlight 3: Grand Canyon Adventure

The compelling landscape of the navajo nation, between flagstaff and the grand canyon

One of the most amazing moments of our trip was our road trip to the famous Grand Canyon. Standing on the edge of this natural wonder felt like being in a scene from a movie. The views were breathtaking, and we were in awe of the beauty of nature.

The SUSI scholars were captivated by the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon

Highlight 4: Discovering Baseball

Baseball was a new sport for most of us, especially those of us coming from ASEAN countries. However, we had the opportunity to watch a baseball game with sports journalism students from ASU. It was an exciting experience that introduced us to a different sports culture.

Highlight 5: Exploring the U.S. Judiciary System

Today, the first day of the third week, we met Mr. Daniel Barr, a media attorney based in Phoenix. He also serves as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Arizona. Mr. Barr gave us an insightful overview of the U.S. judiciary system, explaining how the federal states operate and the role of the judiciary in the country. We had engaging discussions on various topics, such as maternal leave, amendments, and gun issues.

Mr. Daniel Barr enlightening THE scholars about state and federal courts in the U.S. Judiciary system

The past weeks in Phoenix have been an amazing adventure. We adapted to the weather, enjoyed new food, explored the Valley of the Sun, and learned about the U.S. judiciary system. I’m thrilled about the upcoming trips to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue our journey of discovery in Phoenix!