Freshman 15? More like Study Abroad 30.
Jun25

Freshman 15? More like Study Abroad 30.

It has been a little over 3 weeks of my 4 week study abroad program in Florence, Italy, meaning there are only DAYS left…! It’s been….breathtaking, culturally amazing, new, incredible, wonderful, an experience of a lifetime, too fast, and overall an awakening of the senses. You go into an experience with some sort of expectations, maybe even standards, but from my own experience I can tell you that you will only be...

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Walking the Plank
Jun25

Walking the Plank

We spent the last four nights of our trip in a small beach town named Pefkohori, just relaxing and recuperating from climbing so many mountains.  Yesterday, we decided to spend the day at sea on a ship that left from the docks around 9:30 am.  My roommate and I woke in the usual way, with someone banging on our door.  This time it was Stephen, telling us we only had 10 minutes to be at the ship or get left behind, but thankfully we...

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3 Weeks in West Africa
Jun22

3 Weeks in West Africa

Now that I have been in Ghana for about 3 weeks, I have learned so much about the people and culture. When walking through the streets of Elmina, the light skin of myself and my classmates sticks out like a sore thumb. Despite this physical difference, the Ghanaians are overwhelmingly friendly. Excited to see foreigners, the adults constantly welcome us and hope we are enjoying our stay in Africa. The children in the towns run after...

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UA Greece Olympics
Jun22

UA Greece Olympics

Yasas! UA in Greece had reserved seats at our buffet breakfast at the hotel in Olympia this morning and it wasn’t half bad! I even tried another type of tea with honey, and my roommate only had to help me a little bit in making it. We traveled about 10 minutes down the road to Ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympics. We lectured under the shade of a tree on some stones and a dog came and laid by Holly and me. After...

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La ultima semana
Jun22

La ultima semana

As our director told us at the beginning of this trip, “el tiempo vuela,” or time flies. This sentiment could not be more true, and if I have learned anything from this trip, it’s to make the most of the time I have been given, and to see the most possible. Although I think everyone in the program can agree that we are all exhausted and a bit homesick, I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to El Escorial. This...

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