A New Experience
Jul07

A New Experience

This summer I chose to study abroad because I truly believe it is the best and most unique way to not only learn information inside a classroom but gain cultural experience as well. Last summer I studied abroad in France for almost 6 weeks in a language intensive program to truly get quality experience with my major (I am a French major). It was the experience of a lifetime and I gained more exposure to the language I love than I...

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The Beginning of a Journey
Jul07

The Beginning of a Journey

The first day of my journey was full of stress. Not only did I have to try to remember everything, but I then had to drive 4 hours in the pouring rain to the airport. My dad and I had a sad, yet short, parting as we unloaded my luggage in the rain. The stress was heightened when my flight was delayed 1 hour, leaving only an hour and a half for my layover. Once I arrived in Newark, I had an hour to convert currency, use the restroom,...

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Why Medical Missions in Ghana??
Jul07

Why Medical Missions in Ghana??

Pre-departure:   Why did you choose to study abroad? What factors (year in school, location, etc.) played into your decision? What key things did you have to consider before deciding to go abroad?   A brilliant man, my father longed for the expansion of his mind and spirit. Cultures electrified his passions, and he delivered his cultural love through a large red library I called, “Daddy’s Den.” He kept my favorite book on...

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While Abroad Adventures in Ghana
Jul07

While Abroad Adventures in Ghana

While Abroad We have taken several excursions while in Ghana. Each time, I am taken aback by how lively our discoveries and experiences are while adventuring. I go into each weekend excursion without expectation, merely because I have no relative idea of how the adventure might expand my limited nineteen years of experiences. My favorite expedition was in fact this weekend. Remember your buzzing thoughts as a child, trying to decipher...

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While Abroad
Jul07

While Abroad

Upon arriving at Oxford, I was amazed at the beautiful architecture and the main lawn at the entrance of Worcester College. It felt prestigious to be here. The lawns and orchard are some of my favorite spots. They, along with the quaint coffee shops and bustling people walking on the streets rather than constantly driving, give me a sense of relaxation. I feel calm, and it greatly contrasts with a city such as Tuscaloosa that boasts a...

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