Friday, October 14, 2011

Study Abroad with BSB

I know many of you cruisers out there are still in school, and in fact have to miss school to do this trip. If that's the case, this post is for you! In order for you to lessen the guilt, here is a syllabus of what you can expect to learn on BSB cruise 2011. Maybe now you can submit this to your college/school for some extra credit ;)

Math- You will learn a lot about the laws of probability. Since there will be over a thousand fans on board, you’ll calculate the odds of being selected for the game shows, getting a picture with the boys, running into them at lunch, etc.

Geography- As long as AJ isn’t teaching this, we should be okay. He is not known for his sharp geography skills. But not to worry. You will still get to learn firsthand about Miami and Nassau. Not to mention the difference between the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Not going to lie to you, I’m still not really sure I know the difference.

Culinary Arts- Study the fine cuisine available on the Carnival Imagination ranging from chili fries to the chocolate melting cake. Not to mention which drinks to pair with those delicacies. We will be a chef de cuisine in no time!

Foreign Language- With fans coming from all around the world, you will have the opportunity to interact with people from around the globe. Last year over 90 fans from Japan came- they even had their own interpreter. Brazil was also largely represented. What a great chance to brush up on your Japanese, Portuguese and countless other languages! Plus we have Howie to teach us Spanish. And if we’re lucky we’ll hear Nunca te Hare Llorar. Geez, we’ll be multilingual in no time.

- Please, we will be on a ship with a group that has sold over 130 million records worldwide and is, in my humble opinion, the best band ever. We definitely have this subject covered. Let’s move on.

Marketing- We’ve already seen a ton of promotion from the boys trying to sell the ship. Everything from social media and referrals to PR and promotional videos. This I could actually give you a full run down because it was my major- aka the coolest major ever.

Art- You will see 1,026 masterpieces of art considering there are 1,026 cabins and thus theoretically 1,026 door decorations. Okay, I use the word masterpiece loosely, but there are some pretty impressive ones!

Finance- This is probably more of a ‘what not to do’ for finance lessons. Spending $3000 on a 3 day vacation isn’t exactly teaching us great personal finance. So we will probably all get ‘F’s in this class.

Psychology- You’ll learn about the psychology of a Backstreet fan, which can be quite complex. We’ll use Freud’s psychoanalysis to uncover what’s really going on in the mind of a BSB fan through the highs of seeing the Backstreet Boys live to the lows of having to leave the ship.

Economics- All about supply and demand. Supply of Backstreet Boys equals 4 and demand of Backstreet Boys equals a lot more than 4. I got a C in economics, but I can tell you that its no good when demand is far greater than supply.

Pre-Med- We’ll do a deep dive analysis on anti-sea sick remedies as well as study proven medical treatments for a hangover at sea.

Too bad these courses don't actually exist.

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