Musings at Initiation of Countdown
Jun25

Musings at Initiation of Countdown

With the countdown to Chile officially started, as has happened so often before, there is the sensation of running downhill without thought to slowing – capable of focusing only on the trip nearly at hand. Despite my best efforts to appear calm, it is apparent to everyone in my family that I will be departing soon, not because I have started to pack (who needs basic amenities anyway?), but because of my sporadic behavior and...

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Home Sweet Home… Sort of.
Jun25

Home Sweet Home… Sort of.

Well, my glorious four week adventure in Spain has finally come to an end. I’m sitting here in my living room, back in my own house, eating goldfish and catching up on TV. It seems kind of dull when I compare it to what I was doing just a week ago. A friend and I in front of the beautiful and historic Ávila. I am so grateful for my experience in Spain. I learned more about the culture, people, language, and life style of Spain...

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Barca! Barca!
Jun25

Barca! Barca!

I chose to study abroad in Barcelona for various reasons. These reasons surround my major at the University of Alabama and experiences that I seek to gain. I am currently double majoring in Marketing and Management with an international focus. The University of Alabama study abroad program helped with me finding several affiliate business programs.  While selecting programs that assisted with my major, I researched those who offer...

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True Adventure
Jun25

True Adventure

One thing I’ve learned on this trip is the true meaning of adventure. Some may consider it stepping out of their comfort zone to travel to another country, but comfort can be found anywhere. True adventure comes when you immerse yourself. If you are not going to take risks and try new things, you might as well stay at home. It can be scary to greet people with kisses on the cheek, eat a food that seems unusual to you, or communicate...

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When in Bavaria…
Jun25

When in Bavaria…

…do as the Bavarians do. I was only in the Free State of Bavaria for three days and four nights; but in that short time, I was able to see and experience much of the Bavarian culture. Upon our arrival in München, we were almost immediately thrown into the depths of Bavarian culture. We went to the Hofbräuhaus, also known as the largest bier haus in the world. It was a lot to take in at one time, from the traditional music being...

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