62 Days, 27 Cities, 10 Countries
Aug27

62 Days, 27 Cities, 10 Countries

After 9 weeks spent living out of one small backpack, wearing the same outfits over and over, sleeping in bunks with 12 other people, and spending no more than 3 nights in one place, I thought I would be ready to go back home.  Yes, I was completely and utterly exhausted from spending the past 9 weeks waking early, walking sometimes 15 miles in one day while exploring every inch of a city, and spending nights on trains or out at pubs...

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Norway, Glorious Norway!
Aug27

Norway, Glorious Norway!

Our group in Oslo: from the left- John, Ross, Alex, Kendall, Myself and Lara During one weekend of my study abroad, 10 of us took a group trip to Norway! To be honest, I didn’t know much about Norway prior to the trip except that it’s cold and has fjords, and I had no idea what to expect (this has been a recurring theme for my time abroad). I have never imagined that a place so incomprehensibly grand in every sense could...

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Tours of Tours
Aug27

Tours of Tours

I guess to start off I should include a lil’ intro about myself… I’m a junior this year double majoring in French and International Relations (roll tide). I’m from Alabama and have lived there for my entire life. That being said, I have had opportunities to travel and *stoked* to be able be in France for the semester! ^ That’s me I flew into France on August 19th and arrived in Tours, France on the 20th....

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Let The Count Down Begin
Aug27

Let The Count Down Begin

  A few days, that is all I have until I board a plane and embark on a new journey to call Florence, Italy my home for the next four months. Now, I sit in front of my suitcase trying to figure out how to pack enough without over packing for the next four months and two seasons. I will be studying at Florence University of the Arts. I will be taking classes in Italian, International Business, and cooking (how could I go to Italy...

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Starting a new year
Aug27

Starting a new year

Now that I am back on campus, I keep looking back at all the memories I share with my new friends. I remember how every day was a new adventure and every moment with friends is a time to be treasured. My time in Ireland re-awoke my love for learning and appetite for adventure. The James Joyce class broadened my mind to a different, more in depth type of literature. While this was exciting and fun, it helped me realize that my true...

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