The First Few Weeks Abroad
Feb26

The First Few Weeks Abroad

Greetings from across the pond!! As I am now fully acquainted for the semester in Dublin, Ireland, I thought it would be a good time to write my first blog post!  I’ve been here roughly 6 weeks and the journey has been incredible and simultaneously indescribable. Upon arrival, I found I was entering a culture that was both different and unique in comparison to what I had known.  My short drive to the grocery store was soon replaced by...

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Pre-Departure: Alpine Living takes the land of the Kiwis
Feb23

Pre-Departure: Alpine Living takes the land of the Kiwis

In March I will be traveling around New Zealand as a photographer for Alpine Living magazine; a publication I have dreamed of working on since the magazine was handed to me during orientation. It was after seeing this award-winning publication that I knew I made the right choice to pursue journalism at The University of Alabama. I always tell people that my dream job would be to work for a magazine like National Geographic. Unfamiliar...

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Pre Departure Feelings about FLORENCE ITALY!
Feb19

Pre Departure Feelings about FLORENCE ITALY!

The decision to study abroad for me was always a no brainer. However, the timing of my decision came a surprise to me. I always dreamed about going abroad my junior year of college, but these plans changed suddenly when one day I sat in my car and felt a calling to do it now! I followed my heart, emailed the study abroad office and made an appointment for the next day. The rest is history, and Florence Italy is now in my history. The...

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First glance of Florence
Feb12

First glance of Florence

I have spent many days and hours preparing to have the semester of a lifetime and I still find myself questioning whether or not this really is the life that I am living. I perfectly packed my bags to the exact weight limit and stepped on the runway to board my plane and move to another country for (hopefully) the best semester of my life. So many feelings flowed throughout my mind- I couldn’t decide if I was anxious, scared, or...

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First Impressions in Ireland
Feb01

First Impressions in Ireland

I have been at UC Dublin in Ireland for a week and have already learned many lessons and experienced many new things. After spending time preparing for my trip I was excited and nervous to see what a new country had in store. I had done all the research I could and planned all that I needed to get there. I had never been to Europe so I was eager to see what experiences await. After spending the day settling in on Monday, I spent...

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