Timothy Bober


Name: Timothy Bober
Exchange Destination: UK - England
Award Name: Newcastle University Summer Institute
Host Institution: Newcastle University
Home Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Level Of Study: Undergraduate
Discipline: Biology, Literature
Award Year: 2010-11

Tim was born and raised in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, a small town close to Pittsburgh. In high school, he was involved in musical theatre, marching band and the Technology Student Association. He holds a second-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do Karate. In 2007, he attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for International Studies – a student programme focused on building international awareness. After graduation, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania State University – majoring in both English and Biology. At Penn State, Tim pursued his interests in music and theatre, recently appearing as “Chunk” in “The Goonies.” He also was chosen as a Penn State Lion Ambassador responsible for giving tours and hosting projects on the University Park Campus.  He aspires to become a paediatrician. Having never travelled outside of the US, he cannot wait to visit, study and make new friends in one of the world’s foremost literary centres.   

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