How to Prepare for Air Travel
Jun28

How to Prepare for Air Travel

What was supposed to happen: getting on board a flight from Atlanta to Charlotte, North Carolina, having an hour layover there, and then getting on board an overnight flight to Dublin Ireland. What is currently happening: writing a blog post after a transfer from the domestic terminal to the international terminal (with lots of confusion and frustration between those two), and sitting at the gate of a plane that will hopefully arrive...

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A Portrait of the Traveler as a Young Man
Jun28

A Portrait of the Traveler as a Young Man

By more than a few strokes of luck and some financial assistance, I have found myself waiting to leave on a flight to Dublin tomorrow. UA’s program in Ireland ended up as my choice for study abroad for several reasons, among them being able to keep my job because of the relatively short length of the trip. But the opportunity to read James Joyce’s intimidatingly massive and complex magnum opus Ulysses in the city of its...

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I’m in London… WHAT!?
Jun28

I’m in London… WHAT!?

Is this real life? I think I might be dreaming. *pinch*.. Nope this is real… Before: Excitement and fear brewed inside me in the days leading up to my departure. People would ask, “Are you excited?” I usually responded with “Very!” but I was so much more than excited. I was terrified. This would be my first time ever leaving the good ol’ United States of America and I was completely on my own. I...

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Two weeks in Ghana
Jun28

Two weeks in Ghana

It’s been nearly two weeks since I left for my trip to Elmina, Ghana. Since then I’ve learned a lot about the culture and the people here! Every day I see exciting new things, and I always learn something new. Working in healthcare in Ghana allows me to directly interact with the communities here, in a way that positively impacts them. Today I went on a community outreach mission, the aim of which is to immunize babies and...

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Touring Spain One City at a Time
Jun28

Touring Spain One City at a Time

Spain is a treasure trove full of historical sites. These places make the historical sites of the United States look like babies. Through out this month long study abroad trip, we have been able to visit many of these beautiful cities. These include Madrid, Salamanca, Toledo, Avila, Segovia, and other places where we were able to learn why Spain is such a popular travel destination. Last Weekend, we had a free weekend and could decide...

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