Day in Smederevo
Jun08

Day in Smederevo

Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Today marks Day 4 of the Serbia Fellowship Experience. Early this morning, after breakfast and coffee, we prepared to head to the nearby city of Smederevo for the day. I imagined it as a small, historic town outside of Belgrade, but Smederevo is actually a quite vibrant, mid-sized city along the Danube River. The banks are open to many paths, some shops, and passing trains. Close to the city’s center,...

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Belize Part 2: Mainland Activities
Jun08

Belize Part 2: Mainland Activities

After three days with very rustic accommodations on Lime Caye, I was excited to return to our lodgings at Big Falls. When we first arrived back, we attended a lecture by TIDE, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, who were our guides for the time we spent on the mainland. Each morning, I woke up around 5 am and spent an hour or two with one or two other early risers drinking coffee and watching for birds. The view from...

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Belize Part 1: Lime Caye
Jun08

Belize Part 1: Lime Caye

The day was finally here- departure day. After one plane flight and a very long bus drive, we arrived at Big Falls, Belize, to spend the night before going to Lime Caye. I was so excited to meet the other students on the trip, and I immediately made great friends who are just as passionate about the environment as I am. I woke up the next morning excited to arrive at Lime Caye with my newfound friends. It took about two hours in a...

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Greece Pre-Departure “The Mad Scramble” Post
Jun08

Greece Pre-Departure “The Mad Scramble” Post

I leave for a 3 week long program in Greece in two days and I couldn’t be more excited. Motivation I’ve always wanted to study abroad in Europe, however, I’ve discovered that as an engineering major (or any other major)¬†it is key that you do your research early and often so that you can plan ahead to meet any educational course requirements while you are abroad. In addition if study abroad has the potential to be...

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Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic
Jun08

Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic

Before I throw you head first into my fabulously flustered pre-departure antics, I will introduce myself. My name is Harlyn Grey Cowart and I am from a small town in north Alabama called Athens. Athens is a town that you will miss if you blink while driving through it, a town where everybody knows everybody. I am a Junior at UA and I am majoring in History and Secondary Education Social Science. I want to be a History teacher and show...

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