Florence, Y’all
May18

Florence, Y’all

May 18, 2018 10:34 am: Currently, I am anxiously awaiting for my 11 hour layover to pass so I can officially embark on my journey of a lifetime. As I sit here watching plane after plane takeoff, I can only feel my excitement increasing as I realize it is one plane closer to being my turn. Throughout my college career studying abroad was never on my radar. Why would I ever want to leave the best University in the world when my time is...

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Up Up and…17 hour flight away
May18

Up Up and…17 hour flight away

Hello all!! This is my first ever blog post, so here goes nothing. I just finished my senior year! Yay class of 2018! So you might be asking yourself, why is this person going on a study abroad and paying for an additional class that is not needed to graduate? The answer is Nursing School! Although I just finished my 4th year, the Capstone wanted me to enjoy another season of football so I am not graduating until December. What better...

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Back in Belgrade!
May18

Back in Belgrade!

Almost a week ago, we arrived in Belgrade, Serbia for the start of our program. Last year was my first time coming to this country as a delegate with the Serbia Fellowship Program and this year I came back as an executive member. It has been so interesting to be on the other side of the program and helping organize activities for the new delegation. The first place we visited was Refugee Aid Serbia, a local NGO in Belgrade that helps...

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Only a Few Weeks Till Greece!!
May18

Only a Few Weeks Till Greece!!

Studying abroad was something I always knew I was going to do in my collegiate years. I did not know when or where I would study abroad, but it was something that was always in the back of my mind even when I chose to attend the University of Alabama. The University’s study abroad opportunities were a major factor in my decision to move 800 miles from home and attend college here. The opportunity to study abroad in Greece presented...

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You comin’, blondie?
May18

You comin’, blondie?

Before leaving for study abroad (and leaving the country for the first time…ever), I often compared what I thought my experience would be like to a scene in my favorite movie-Tangled. It’s the moment when Rapunzel decides to jump from her tower, and is struggling to make her descent. For those who haven’t seen it, here is what she said: “Look at the world so close, and I’m halfway to it! Look at it all so big,...

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