Greetings from Berlin
Jun14

Greetings from Berlin

Hello! It’s been about two weeks since the beginning of our UA Honors in Germany program, and time sure has flown by! It seems like just yesterday we started with our first day in Karlsruhe. I wasn’t sure what to expect during the program, but it has been such a great learning experience. This is my second time studying abroad as a UA student, but my first time was with an affiliate program. It’s been refreshing...

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Back From Mexico and Straight to Costco-Queasy Extravagance
Jun14

Back From Mexico and Straight to Costco-Queasy Extravagance

I am back from Mexico! What an amazing experience! I hope every one travels out of the country at least once. I went straight from the airport to Costco. Wow, was that a shock. I had spent two weeks in Mexico seeing poorer people than I have ever seen before, people living in piles of trash off the sides of mountains and trying to feed themselves from the $0.70 they had earned that day, and now I was in a place with huge amounts of...

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So much in so little time
Jun14

So much in so little time

First stepping off the plane into Managua I had no idea what I got myself into to but I slowly realized that everything was going to be okay. We breezed through customs, ate an amazing lunch and got real fruit smoothies all with in the first hour. My first impressions of the country were that it was HOT, there was an insane amount of trash on the sides of the roads, and they sure knew how to cook some yummy food. We did a drive...

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Feeling “Cool” in Nicaragua
Jun14

Feeling “Cool” in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is very different from Alabama. I was very aware of this before the trip but seeing all of the differences in person made them so much more real to me. The moment I stepped off the plane everything switched to Spanish. I knew it was going to happen but it was still very jolting. In the following days, nearly everyone I met while working in the clinic and maneuvering around Granada spoke only Spanish. The sound was very...

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Studying Abroad in Paris, France
Jun14

Studying Abroad in Paris, France

Studying Abroad in Paris, France When we first arrived in Paris, France it was a bit overwhelming after flying all night, but once we started to drive through the streets of Paris I was overcome with the excitement of seeing what would be my new home for the next month. Paris was exactly how I had pictured it, with beautiful buildings, people walking along the streets and cafés on every corner. We arrived at our hotel earlier than the...

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