A New Adventure
Jun03

A New Adventure

I was always told that the best way to learn a new language is to Study abroad; being able to hear it and being forced to speak it. At first I was afraid, because of the cultural difference. I wanted to learn the language but I didn’t want to be far away from home. That is why I chose to study with the University of Alabama’s UA in Spain Program. One reason is because I believe it is a great way of being far away but...

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What Now?
Jun03

What Now?

Well…it has been 5 months now. I can’t believe how quickly this semester has seemed to go by. It feels like I was just getting on the plane to Scotland from the U.S. just yesterday. The last two months consisted of Spring Break and exams. Both of those were very interesting and different experiences from Spring Break and Exams at Alabama. Spring Break lasted for about 3 weeks. I got the chance to travel to different places...

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A Rustic Experience and Talk of Turtles
Jun03

A Rustic Experience and Talk of Turtles

Good Morning everyone! This is my second blog post about my adventures in Costa Rica, and I am very excited about the trip we took the weekend before last to Ostional Turtle Reserve! Ostional is an extremely small town/village type area where the people volunteer to help sea turtles that come from all over the world to survive. Ostional is one of 4 beaches in the world where turtles come to lay their eggs and during the nesting season...

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“Please remove your computer from your bag.” 
Jun03

“Please remove your computer from your bag.” 

Arriving back in America was a great feeling. Knowing that I could communicate effortlessly with everyone was very comforting. I did iss some of the German food and culture, and of course the friends that I made abroad. My study abroad experience has taught me to simply be more calm. If I can go to another country and survive pretty much on my own, then I can get throug  h whatever it is that I have on my plate. That kind of diversity...

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Whirlwind Tour
Jun03

Whirlwind Tour

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