Dublin, Berlin, Munich Trip Prep
May09

Dublin, Berlin, Munich Trip Prep

In 19 hours my wife will drop me off at Charlotte-Douglas airport, and I will begin my Study Abroad Trip.  17 hours after that I will step off the Aer Lingus flight onto Irish soil for the first time in my life.  Sitting on my couch, with my dog Zoe beside me, I am filled with excitement, and slight nerves.  While I travel for my job quite often, it is never longer than 10 days, and I know exactly what I am getting into on those...

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Pre-departure for my trip to MEXICO!
May09

Pre-departure for my trip to MEXICO!

                                              I am four days away from going on my first study abroad trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico! This will also be the first time I will travel out of the country. Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, but I never really tried due to finances. It was not until one of the professor at the School of Social Work sent out an email to recruit any interested students.  I applied just to see but...

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Exam Advice
May09

Exam Advice

I have about two and a half weeks left here in Edinburgh. I have taken two out of my three final exams so I feel confident enough to share a bit of advice about the exam process. For starters, all courses that have exams (except courses that have never been taught before) put their past exams on the library website. Even before the start of classes you can log onto the library page and find copies of all the past exams for the course....

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A whole new world: home
May09

A whole new world: home

Spending three months in Cuba I had to learn new customs, speak in another language, and adapt to my unusual surroundings. With a daily routine consisting of class, walking around Havana, and a dinner of rice and chicken at the hotel, it didn’t take me long to understand what was in store for the semester. This made it easier to feel comfortable and the culture shock was not difficult to cope with, especially while interacting...

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Paris in less than 24hrs!!
May09

Paris in less than 24hrs!!

         Last summer, many of my sorority sisters were fortunate enough to study abroad for the summer. Prior to their departure I asked many questions, inquiring about the process in which I should take in order to hopefully indulge in the same experience the following summer. I was informed to definitely be on the look out because a new program called PR in Paris would be emerging in the Fall. I discussed it with my parents and they...

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