When Good Americans Die
Jun18

When Good Americans Die

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” -Oscar Wilde I intend to live a long life, so waiting to see if Wilde was right seemed like the wrong path to the City of Light. My name is Allison and I am a rising sophomore majoring in English with minors in French and Theatre. I’ve known I wanted to study abroad since I started studying French in seventh grade. As much as I’ve worked to learn the vocabulary from...

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No Plan is the Plan
Jun18

No Plan is the Plan

Back in Tuscaloosa, it seems like every one of my days is planned down to the “t”.  With multiple organizations I am involved in along with my chemical engineering major, I am kept very busy, and if I don’t have a game plan going into a day, I would quickly be lost.  Here in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, I’ve experienced a great adjustment, as my way of living back home no longer applies and a more relaxed and laid back approach...

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Barcelona
Jun18

Barcelona

Arriving in Barcelona, I was fairly confident with everything. I wasn’t very nervous for my beginning my internship and I wasn’t too jet lagged from the extensive traveling. Everything ran pretty smoothly and has been fairly easy to navigate so far. The language barrier has been slightly difficult, but I’m learning more and my spanish is getting sharper and sharper. The most strikingly different thing here is the...

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Why I have to go back
Jun18

Why I have to go back

There are a lot of reasons why I decided to study abroad this Summer in Greece. My first experience traveling to a foreign country came when I was in second grade. My family and I went to Italy for about three weeks during Summer vacation. That first trip made me want to travel even more and I returned to Europe three times over the next decade. The last trip that I took to Europe was when I went with my Godfather to Ireland after my...

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La Corrida de Toros
Jun18

La Corrida de Toros

The past couple of weeks have been filled with excursions to Madrid and surrounding cities, including visits to Toledo, Segovia, and Cuenca, historical destinations rich in tradition and culture. Last Sunday, we took a trip to El Rastro, Madrid’s flee market. The streets of El Rastro are lined with motivated vendors, ready to do (almost) anything to make a sale. El Rastro is a common Sunday morning activity for locals and...

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