Missing Moscow
Aug03

Missing Moscow

  I’ve been home for about a while now and I’m getting ready to head back to Alabama for the fall. So I have used this time to reflect on my time in Russia. Now it seems so far away and its weird to think that I’ve spent a semester there. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked being there, but it gradually grew on me and I now I consider it my second home.   Surprisingly, I don’t think I suffered any reverse culture shock since...

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Bitter Sweet
Aug03

Bitter Sweet

Now that I’m back home I can take a huge sigh of relief. Although I will miss Paris extremely, I was missing being home even much more. Paris, at the time, was having a lot of issues with their labor laws and a protest was occurring every other day to the point it effected our main transportation system. Being that those events occurred pushed me to want to travel back home to my family and friends. Upon arrival to the airport I...

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Bor i Danmark (Living in Denmark)
Aug03

Bor i Danmark (Living in Denmark)

While in Denmark several things became apparent, the people are trustworthy but the weather is not. Most of the people I came into contact with on a daily basis seemed fairly reserved but happy to help me if I had any questions, such as directions or translations. It is a very quaint life the people live here but Denmark is known by other Europeans as an upscale region to live in. People are extremely trusting of each other, a sense...

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My Favorite Thing About Galway
Aug03

My Favorite Thing About Galway

When I was considering studying abroad with the university, I looked at the different programs that were offered more than I looked at the locations of those programs specifically. So, when I chose to go to Ireland with the English program, I knew little to nothing about the city (Galway) or the university (National University of Ireland, Galway) to which I was headed. This is perhaps a good thing, because I never would have chosen...

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Wait, what does this say?
Aug03

Wait, what does this say?

My time here in Stockholm has been life changing! Unfortunately, this trip is coming to an end soon and I could not be more sad. As I sit here and reflect on my time I have realized many things. I guess I should start from the beginning though! First impressions. As I stepped off the plane I chatted so some nice people, Jay and Maggie, from Stockholm and they told me things I should expect from my time here. To begin with, it’s...

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