Getting a Little Taste of History
Jun21

Getting a Little Taste of History

As an engineering student, history class was never really my thing. Reading page after page of a textbook about the Renaissance was such a chore. But learning history from a piece of paper verses actually walking through it is completely different. Spain is a country rich with memories of the past.  The school that i am staying at is located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.  It is about 50 km outside of Madrid. This town is known for...

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My first week in Mexico!
Jun21

My first week in Mexico!

  May 8th 2016 When I first arrived to Mexico, I was excited and a little bit nervous. This was my first time out of the country and I was without my family, but I was lucky enough to be there will fellow social work majors. Once we finally got off the plane and out of the airport I knew a new adventure was about to begin. Though we flew into Mexico City, we still had about an hour drive to Cuernavaca, Mexico where we would be...

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On to the Next One
Jun21

On to the Next One

I’m writing this as we prepare for liftoff, headed to Berlin from Dublin. Our stay in Dublin was everything I could have hoped. My one worry, the perpetual threat of cold rain, turned out to be a nonissue. We received nearly immaculate weather on each day we didn’t have class, which I interpreted as a sign that Mother Nature wanted us to be outside of the classroom. I’m hesitant to share this belief with our faculty...

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Auf Wiedersehen
Jun21

Auf Wiedersehen

And just like that, the trip was over. I traveled back to the States with a number of my fellow travelers, which eased the separation anxiety a little.  Arriving home, my main concern was staying awake to overcome jet lag. A ten-hour flight will do a number on your internal clock. Also, I dreaded wading through customs traffic in Atlanta. I was ready to get home, see my family, and depart with the extra souvenir weight that I’d been...

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Looking Back on Belize
Jun21

Looking Back on Belize

Now that I’ve been back in the US for almost two weeks, I’d like to reflect on this trip and my overall experience of travelling abroad on a faculty-led program. First, I think that every student should try to attend one study abroad program during their undergraduate years, if possible. In many cases, travelling abroad does not have to be expensive; even faculty-led courses cost the same tuition as a student on-campus...

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