Skomer Island, Wales
Jul31

Skomer Island, Wales

  While abroad I have learned a lot, and had the wonderful opportunity to travel. This is a picture of me and a dear friend I was able to meet here, Elyssa. We had just finished hiking a natural reserve, Skomer Island in Wales. This is my favorite weekend of the month so far! The scenery was amazing and we got to see seals in the sea! We also stayed at a bed and breakfast in Milford Haven, Wales and our host ended up being...

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Abroad in Germany – Berlin and Munich
Jul31

Abroad in Germany – Berlin and Munich

  During my time abroad, my language skills have improved significantly in certain areas. Though I continue to struggle with listening comprehension, conveying messages and exchanging in casual conversation has become much easier. My time at Humboldt University has given me an opportunity to interact with people from all over the world, and it has also provided me with many opportunities to experience German culture and city life...

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Reverse Culture Shock is Real
Jul26

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Coming back to the USA from being abroad always requires a period of readjustment, and this journey abroad was no different. My first feeling upon landing in Charlotte was that of being completely overwhelmed. American airports are a sensory overload! Everyone was speaking English, the A.C. was blasting and it was so so cold and all of the different fast food smells mixing together was a lot to take in. After a 20 hour travel day I...

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While Abroad
Jul26

While Abroad

The first emotions I experienced after arriving in Bali, Indonesia were excited, but also quite nervous. Arriving at midnight, taking a cab in an unfamiliar city, and concluding that I might die on the seemingly unregulated roads left me feeling terrified as well. When the sun rose the next day, I felt more at ease and happy to finally be at my destination. I met more of my fellow students and my host family, and explored the city of...

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Life in Cuba
Jul26

Life in Cuba

Life in Cuba has been amazing! Throughout my three, almost four, weeks that I’ve been here I’ve gotten the opportunity to travel around the island as well as the city I’m living in. I’ve gone to Trinidad and tried their local drink of Canchanchara (amazing), danced the night away in a discoteca in a cave, swam in the Caribbean at Playa Larga, seen the historical landmarks and monuments in Santa Clara, and gone to a coffee and tobacco...

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