Alabama Action Abroad – Just the Beginning
May21

Alabama Action Abroad – Just the Beginning

After leaving The University of Alabama when spring semester had come to a close and embarking on my adventure to Costa Rica (with service to Panama) I never would have imagined how much of an adventure I was actually signed up for. From driving hours through the run down lands of Costa Rica to kayaking sixteen miles in the Caribbean Sea, Alabama Action Abroad in coordination with Outward Bound gave our small group of eager UA...

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The Full Nicaraguan Experience
May21

The Full Nicaraguan Experience

Arriving in Managua, I was shocked at the traffic conditions.  Cars zipping in and out like there aren’t any traffic laws.  On the roads, different services were done by children begging for money, something I’ve never seen in the United States.  The first twenty minutes of the trip were exciting, but I was already shocked at the difference I had already noticed.  During my stay, I’ll be with Doña Mercedes and her...

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Next Stop, China!
May21

Next Stop, China!

So it’s getting down to the wire and I have about 5 hours until I leave for the airport. If you would have asked me three years ago when I began college, or even about 6 months ago in the middle of my junior year if I saw myself studying abroad I would have said OF COURSE! Then I would have probably gone on about all the places in the world that I want to visit and all of the things I want to do there. Afterwards I would have...

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The Architecture Capital
May18

The Architecture Capital

Having never been to Europe, I had know idea what to expect or if I would even like being over seas. I was wrong in all ways. First, I think it is hard to put into words for me my favorite thing about being in Europe. With so many things I enjoy, I have to narrow my favorite part about Europe to the architecture/buildings. I have never in my life seen buildings that are so ornate and flat out beautiful. Having already traveled to the...

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Access to Information
May18

Access to Information

Access to information in Cuba worked a little differently than in the United States for several reasons. I quickly learned to appreciate how easily I was able to access information in the United States. In Cuba, at least where we stayed in Miramar, internet was only available when it was a nice day outside and you had a card for an hour of internet usage (also sometimes unavailable). I heard rumors that there was free wifi on campus,...

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