Post Oxford–Summer 2016
Aug15

Post Oxford–Summer 2016

Wow, what a summer. I left for Oxford, England with zero expectations and returned to the US with numerous and irreplaceable friends and memories. This trip was one of culture, history, and knowledge that made each of my experiences abroad even more meaningful. The combination of physical immersion and academic study afforded a deeper understanding of Oxford and its environment. From runs in Port Meadow to studying in the Radcliffe...

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Recollecting My Travels from Denmark
Aug15

Recollecting My Travels from Denmark

I believe there is something bittersweet about going back home. It’s bitter because you aren’t able to enjoy those occasions you had but sweet since you get to be back home and recall it all. One thing is for sure, that you will always enjoy the memories you made wherever it was and that is what makes it worthwhile at the end of the day, regardless of any troubles or scary feelings. You find yourself growing from the...

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The Journey to Oxford
Aug15

The Journey to Oxford

I sit reading over my packing list just hours before my plane flight, not being able to contain my excitement for my first ever trip to Europe. I always wanted to study abroad in summer, so that I would not be gone during a whole semester at Alabama. As I searched for the right program, UA in Oxford caught my eye. The classes revolve around the city of Oxford and the United Kingdom itself, making it very appealing to study Phillip...

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Weekend Trip to Frederiksborg Castle
Aug15

Weekend Trip to Frederiksborg Castle

On the 2nd weekend of the Denmark study abroad program, we took a trip to Frederiksborg Castle, which is located about an hour north of Copenhagen. The architecture was amazing. The fact that I was walking through the very halls that actual kings and queens had also walked was amazing. After touring the inside of the castle, we toured the gardens. The gardens were just as amazing, consisting of hundreds of acres of perfectly trimmed...

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Willkommen in Berlin
Aug15

Willkommen in Berlin

Today was my first full day in Berlin. I was supposed to arrive early Saturday morning, but due to delayed flights I arrived Sunday evening. Directly after my arrival, along with two friends, our group of University of Alabama students went to a restaurant just down the street from Humboldt Universität, our host university for the summer. While we were there, we were able to view the Germany vs. Slovakia soccer game with many very...

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