Culture of Berlin
Jul27

Culture of Berlin

Upon first arriving in Berlin, I immediately noticed how safe I felt. Granted, I took five years of German, so my familiarity with the language helped, but the environment of the city itself is genuinely open and welcoming to tourists. It gets dark late, locals speak some English, and the transportation system is very understandable. Before traveling abroad, these things may have not been all that important to me, but I now realize...

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The End of the Chapter: China
Jul27

The End of the Chapter: China

Right when I landed back in the US, I still couldn’t get my head wrapped around how I’ve been away for a month. I knew that once I got home I’d be behind in my friend’s life and my families, even though we tried to talk every day, it was limited due to the internet I had in China. I also thought right away, I am I going to handle this jet lag?! It was a 13-hour difference from where I live. It wasn’t hard to get over when going to...

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Bama Takes Ireland
Jul27

Bama Takes Ireland

At this point in the trip, days start to blur together. Life on a study abroad trip is a whirlwind, but one that you never want to end. We had a total of ten days in Dublin, Ireland and we jam packed as much of it in there as we could. On day two, we had to have a class day at our host college, University College Dublin (Yes, we actually learn a lot on these trips). We talked about Excel, Tableau, R and our case competition that was...

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Learning to Problem Solve
Jul27

Learning to Problem Solve

Studying abroad is one of the best learning experiences for a student out there. It can teach a person so many different things. Not just about the world at large, but about themselves as well. One of the biggest skills I have noticed that many students learn, is problem solving skills. Every study abroad student goes to their respective country not knowing what will be in store for them. Immediately they will find themselves...

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Hanging out at the airport: Berlin
Jul27

Hanging out at the airport: Berlin

While on my language program in Berlin, I spent one afternoon walking around the park, Tempelhofer Feld. This park is really special, because it’s actually an old airport used around the time of World War II. Originally used by Nazis, the airport was later the site of the famous Berlin Airlift. Today it’s simply a park. I was surprised at how many people flocked to the old runways and fields to grill and relax. I saw many people even...

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