Back to Bell Buckle
Aug17

Back to Bell Buckle

      My transition back to the US was much easier than I expected. Especially considering the fact that I live in a small town named Bell Buckle, Tennessee (it is as it sounds), and had just spent over 3 weeks in some of the most populous and advanced cities in the world. The concrete jungles of Europe are a weeeee bit different from the wide open pastures of Middle Tennessee. That being said, I would not trade my...

Read More
Why We Should All Be Tourists
Aug17

Why We Should All Be Tourists

Something I’ve noticed in my day-to-day life, but particularly during my time in England, is the negative attitude regarding tourists that, personally, I feel is a little uncalled for. I have friends who won’t take photographs on vacations because they don’t want to look like tourists. Several shopkeepers have sighed at me while I struggled to count out the correct amount of a currency that is unfamiliar to me. And multiple times as I...

Read More
A MARBLE-OUS ADVENTURE!
Aug17

A MARBLE-OUS ADVENTURE!

Wow, it’s been almost a week since we’ve been back in the States and I’m still in shock with how well the trip went. It is honestly such a good feeling to come back from a three week trip that we’ve been dreaming about for a year now, knowing that it went WAY better than expected. The group I went with was such a terrific bunch of motivated students with a thirst for knowledge, especially as it pertains to STEM, business, and poverty...

Read More
A bittersweet goodbye
Aug17

A bittersweet goodbye

Its very hard to believe that my trip here in Brussels, Belgium is over. I never thought that i would become so close to the people that i came on this trip with. We were able to conquer the many different obstacles together as a group and made memories that will last a lifetime. We even shed a tear when saying goodbye. I loved going on my trip through the University and would do it again in a heartbeat. My favorite Study Abroad...

Read More
Coming Back Stateside
Aug17

Coming Back Stateside

After a long 5 weeks, and over 34 hours of travel time, I’m finally back in Tuscaloosa. The end of my trip was spent with going-away dinners, presentations, exam prep, and all the last minute souvenir shopping that was expected so this is my first chance to finally post about the last few weeks of my trip as well as my advice to future travelers. On the trip, we finally got to visit Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road for a short...

Read More