Beating Anxiety Abroad
Jul28

Beating Anxiety Abroad

I am in the throngs of my China trip and, miraculously, nothing terrible has happened. No earthquakes, no kidnappings, no allergic reaction, I began to feel like I was on top of the world! The fact that I stared my anxiety down in the face and came on this trip was exhilarating, but that didn’t mean I didn’t have a few anxiety attacks throughout the trip, but instead of running home to a comforting place when these attacks occurred, I...

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Back to my German Roots
Jul28

Back to my German Roots

This was it. This was the part of the trip I had been anticipating for months! I was finally going back to Germany. I hadn’t been there in almost 1o years, and here I was getting to go to Berlin and Munich! On May 19th, we packed our bags and headed to the airport early for our flight to Berlin. Finally, after getting 22 people’s bags checked and hours of waiting, we finally were boarded and ready to go! Berlin, from the...

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Enjoying Every Minute
Jul28

Enjoying Every Minute

Upon first arriving in Denmark, I was greeted with a very American-esque airport and crowds of people bustling about to their destination— a scene quite similar to the U.S. I pride myself on awareness, so I immediately found my exact location, my destination, the path to get there, and the money/ticket I needed for public transportation. As I found these things with ease, I had a sense of belonging, felt comfortable, and could...

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Czech, please
Jul28

Czech, please

One of the perks of living in Europe is the ease of accessibility to other countries. In most cases, for less than one hundred Euros you can travel across national borders. Since I’m studying in Berlin, I decided to spend my free weekend in Prague. Along with some friends I had met through the program, I started booking a hotel and bus to Prague. Upon arrival I was shocked at the amount of architecturally stunning buildings. As...

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Thoughts on a plane ride
Jul28

Thoughts on a plane ride

So the beginning of my tale starts with a CRJ700 out of the Birmingham regional airport to Charlotte, as can be seen in the picture included (I am obsessed with planes!). I knew before coming that it would be a fun and especially different experience that I would never forget, just the kind of thing I love to have in my life. Of course, my parents and family had to remind me of staying safe and trying to blend in while abroad with...

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