A Hundred Thousand Welcomes Reach Back
Aug05

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes Reach Back

Before I left for Ireland, people warned me (incessantly) about the strange type of sadness that permeates Life-After-Travel, and I laughed these off, chalked it up as a silly theory for overly sensitive people (of which group I don’t count myself a part).   But it’s real. Perhaps not so much a sadness, though. More like Holly Golightly’s mean reds. From the film adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote: “You know...

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Abroad in Denmark
Aug05

Abroad in Denmark

I have been studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past month with 26 other UA students. We are participating in the chemical engineering Unit Operations Lab at the Technical University of Denmark. While this has been an extreme amount of work, I’ve still had time to take excursions and experience the culture. Upon first arriving, I was thrust into an entirely different environment. Instead of the 95 degree Alabama...

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Already planning my trip back…
Aug05

Already planning my trip back…

Returning home from study abroad may be one of the saddest things I have done. After only two weeks, I had no desire to come home and definitely would have been content to spend the rest of my summer overseas. This program was by far the greatest experience of my life. I felt that the course I took was very beneficial, and I learned a lot while also building a professional relationship with a UA professor. This course also alleviated...

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