Weekend Getaway in Barcelona
Jun22

Weekend Getaway in Barcelona

One great thing about studying abroad in Europe is that there are so many amazing places to visit that are all just a short plane or train ride away. Last weekend we took a weekend vacation to Barcelona, which was a nice break from all the rain that we’ve been having in Paris. We’ve been talking about going to Barcelona for awhile, but this was truly a last minute trip. We book our plane tickets and rooms on Wednesday...

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Academics Abroad in Paris
Jun22

Academics Abroad in Paris

While there are so many fun experiences that we’ve had in Paris, academics are of course a big part of our experience. Although our classes are in Paris, we are taught by UA professors. Each morning our classes start at 11 a.m., and our private cars pick us up at 10:20 a.m. to ensure that we get there on time. We are very lucky that we don’t have to take the metro to class, which was the original plan! The ride to our...

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Arriving in Ghana
Jun22

Arriving in Ghana

Today is my first day in Ghana! After over 24 hours of plane rides and layovers and 3 flights, we made it. I’m excited to spend the next month in Elmina, and to explore Accra and other towns and villages. My first impressions of here are that Accra is a very colorful city. Every building is a bright and beautiful color, the dirt here is a rusty red color, and the clothes are full of patterns and colors. Women carry food on their...

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