Academics in Germany
Jun05

Academics in Germany

Studying abroad in Germany was not at all what I expected. For instance, we were able to shadow a classroom at the JFK Institute in Berlin and I was shocked when the professor started speaking in english. The classroom has a more relaxed feel to it and the students are able to eat, drink, talk, and play on their phones and the professor do not seem to care at all. The professors and students have a friendship type relationship and...

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Home Sweet Home
Jun05

Home Sweet Home

I had an absolutely fantastic experience studying abroad in Germany. It is amazing how similar yet so different two countries can be. It took me a while to adjust to the German culture upon arrival. Likewise, it took me several days to adjust to American culture upon my return.   The first difference I experienced was on my flight back to the United States. On the subways and buses in Germany, passengers were mostly quiet. There...

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Estoy Aqui- Landing in Madrid, Spain
Jun05

Estoy Aqui- Landing in Madrid, Spain

We made it. Just a short 9-hour plane ride later and here we are: Madrid, Spain. Right away I found others on the same flight as me as well as at the airport when I landed heading to the same adventure, and so naturally I tagged along for some guidance. After all the traveling was said and done, our group finally found some relaxation in our personal dorm rooms in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, which is right next to a breathtaking...

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Hello from Pamplona
Jun05

Hello from Pamplona

Hello, my name is Wil Carpenter, and I am a junior aerospace engineering student studying abroad in Pamplona, Spain for the month of June. Obtaining a greater level of Spanish fluency was the main reason that I chose to study abroad.  I have taken three years of Spanish in high school and Spanish 201 in college. However, I have never felt completely comfortable talking in Spanish. I can read it write it well, but I always had trouble...

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Home, Sweet Paris
Jun05

Home, Sweet Paris

Since I was a little girl, sitting up at night reading Madeline in bed, I have dreamed of visiting Paris! I began studying French when I was nine years old and immediately fell in love with the language. So, when I decided to study abroad with the UA in France program this summer, I was over-the-moon excited to finally get to visit the place that I had longed to see my entire life! When I arrived in Paris, it met all of my...

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