Hola from Granada, Nica
Jun02

Hola from Granada, Nica

First things first, the weather here is incredibly hot. From sunrise to sundown I am covered in sweat. This wasn’t necessarily what I expected but I’m taking it in stride. The first week of my trip has flown by and I’ve had so much fun. In the mornings, I am in the clinic from 7:15-12:30 and in the afternoons I am either on an excursion or in Spanish class. The clinic is interesting and is a lot more hands on then in...

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Homebound
Jun02

Homebound

While I enjoyed my time away, I was happy to come home. There were trivial things that I missed such as Netflix and Heinz ketchup, but there were also a number of substantial issues that made me eager to return to the US. Their current President Zuma is perhaps an even more controversial and polarizing figure than Donald Trump. He has strong ties to more than one financial corruption scandal, and he has challenged the new South...

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Coke, Branding, & Global Impact
Jun02

Coke, Branding, & Global Impact

As an American, my mind has of course been saturated with American brands, products, and media. However, I never fully considered what kind of impact American marketing could have on people around the world. Between a long layover in Germany and my time spent in South Africa, there were two American entities that followed me on my journey from Tuscaloosa, to Atlanta, to Chicago, to Frankfurt, to Johannesburg, to Cape Town and back:...

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Vienna and Budapest – Here we come!
Jun02

Vienna and Budapest – Here we come!

Just a reminder – my name is Katie Butzer and I’m currently enrolled in a May-term International Financial Reporting course abroad. After an eventful 8 days in Prague, with a stop in Paris and a stop in Dresden, we took a coach bus to the beautiful city of Vienna. I formed a great travel group with some girls and we spent the entire duration of our trip visiting different landmarks and cool things around the city together....

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Beograd, the White City
Jun02

Beograd, the White City

  Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, Today is Day 3 of the Serbia Fellowship Experience – the first full day after transit, and we are just beginning to get acquainted with the city of Belgrade. The weather is slowly warming and extending a fonder welcome. This morning, I stopped at a kiosk to purchase a copy of a periodical newspaper that is written entirely in Cyrillic. Translating the headlines gives me a better insight into the...

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