Interview with Robert Ford
By Suzanne Schefcik
When a SAS student
told me the
story of how Saved By the Bell changed
his life, he really grabbed my
attention. Robert Ford, a Texas
native, really has a charming story about life and
grew up in Houston,
Texas with his four
sisters and family. He
went to the local high school and likes to go deer hunting. He is very
upset about missing hunting season this fall. As a junior in college
criminal justice, Robert dreams of becoming a defense attorney.
decision for coming to Semester at Sea all started with an episode of
During one episode, Kelly and Screech decided they were going to leave
and sail around the world with SAS. Afterward, Robert decided he was
look into this ship and he liked what he saw. He had never really even
interested in studying abroad until this program caught his eye. His
were not thrilled with the cost of the program, but Robert had already
he was going to make it happen. After driving “semi-semi trucks” around
raised money in order to come on board.
on the ship, Robert is really hoping for an eye opening experience. He
grown up in a fairly conservative state with little traveling
outside the Americas.
He anticipates that he will learn more about liberalism and the world
SAS. He expects that different people with alternative values will open
mind to new opinions.