Sweet Home Africa

Fall of my senior year at Alabama my best friend Sarah Justus, also a Music Education undergraduate, told me about the COST program (The Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching). The thought of teaching abroad terrified me. I imagined the worst–being alone,...

Willkommen in Köln!

Hello from Cologne, Germany! My name is Chelsey, I’m a senior, and I will be student teaching in this great city until December first. I arrived in late August, after a crazy almost-24-hours of traveling, and have been settling into my new life since then. How...

Getting There.

How long have I been imagining this? I can assure you it has been a more substantial period of time than your average 20 year old dwells on these sorts of things. I remember sitting in my first Spanish class in 7th grade, simply obsessed with every new word that...

The Death of a Cat

Yesterday at 3 am, Cuchufli, a cat of one and a half years, died. Cuchufli was struck by a car, found by my host sister, and rushed to the hospital. He had suffered a fractured hip, among other things, and it was unclear if he would make it through the night. Sure...

10 more days!

Leaving to go to a foreign country not knowing a single person is thrilling and nerve racking but I couldn’t be more excited!!  This whole preparation process has been pretty low key and the positive support from everyone has been a huge help! The only challenges I’ve...

From Bama to Berlin!

Hello all, My name is Taylor Blevins and I am a senior at UA majoring in Elementary Education. Through the COST program I was able to attain an internship placement in Berlin, Germany. While here I will complete a placement in 6th grade as well as 2nd grade. The...

SeoulSearching: Arrival

Hello! 안녕하세요! My name is Apryl Jackson and I have chosen to journey off to Seoul (서울), South Korea as an exchange student for a year. I am a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in International Business with a minor in Korean Language. I decided to study...

I’m coming for you, Florence!

Hi everyone! My name is Angela, and I’m a sophomore. My first year at Bama was fun, but I couldn’t help feel like I was missing out on something bigger than the typical college experience offered there. That’s when I turned to looking at study abroad...