Temporary Italian
Jan30

Temporary Italian

I’ve been in Europe for just one week now and I still seem to think I am on vacation instead of actually getting to live here for four months! My first stop was England where I wanted to speak to every person just to hear their amazing accents! Then I moved on to Paris where I ate enough crepes for a lifetime and now my new home in Florence or “Firenze,” Italy! Every single place have shown me so much history that the United States...

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Headed to Havana!
Jan26

Headed to Havana!

As my day of departure draws nearer, I can’t get my mind off of the Caribbean. I have been looking forward to this trip ever since I heard about the UA in Cuba program a few years ago. It’s surreal that a trip I’ve been planning for so long is about to become a reality. I decided to go to Cuba soon after I decided to study Spanish as a major. Perhaps my primary motivation was that this would be my last real opportunity to immerse...

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The first 2 weeks. Chemistry in Germany
Jan26

The first 2 weeks. Chemistry in Germany

Some would say that taking a flight 5 hours into the new year is a bad idea. Some would like to get some sleep after a full night of partying and fun. Not Matt and I. Spending the first 24 hours of New Years in crowded planes, in empty airports, and getting the quickest intro to a new city/country/continent, was a truly eye opening experience. Once we landed in Germany, Dr. Till Opatz, the professor who’s lab we will be working...

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Cue Cards (a pre-departure entry)
Jan23

Cue Cards (a pre-departure entry)

This being my first blog post and all, I thought I would keep it simple. I don’t consider myself too creative, so I thought I would just stick to the cue cards. My name is Tori Griffiths and I am a senior studying Communication Studies with a double minor in mathematics and Spanish. I will be spending my final semester in Sevilla, Spain, finishing up my Spanish minor.   Why did I choose to study abroad? Well, my father is a...

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First week in Dublin!
Jan20

First week in Dublin!

After a sleepless flight from the states, I finally arrived in Dublin on Tuesday! Since then there’s been a lot of adjustment and settling in to the new city and surroundings. I am studying at University College Dublin (UCD) this semester as a senior in Civil Engineering. For anyone looking to study at this time next year or beyond, the biggest thing I was unprepared for has to be the weather. Looking up the temperatures...

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