Paris: A Giant Staircase

Picture this: You’re on an airplane. You recently were served ‘dinner’ at roughly 3am (your normal time zone), the gentleman next to you hasn’t said so much as hello, you’re starting to get cranky because the window seat that was supposed to be a God-sent is actually placed just far enough back that your head can’t be supported by the edge and you either loose your pillow or feel your neck falling...

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Life in Mumbwa, Zambia
May30

Life in Mumbwa, Zambia

We have just arrived to our first school and my first impression of this place is overwhelming. My heart is broken to see the conditions that most people live in, but my attitude quickly changed from sadness to awe. These people may not have much but their smile is bigger than any struggle that could come their way. You will not find one person who does not greet you and shake your hand. Their hospitality for visitors is out of this...

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Germany Study Abroad in Action!
May30

Germany Study Abroad in Action!

I had so much fun exploring Strasbourg during our day trip. Yes, my feet did hurt by the end of the day, but exploring France was worth it! I got to tour the city center via Segway and I climbed the 300+ steps to the top of the Notre Dame castle. I also just walked around Strasbourg and explored- and of course I had gelato! And some super tasty cheesecake! I also had an amazing lunch of pork puff pastry and pasta…wow! I love...

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Changing Lives in Zambia
May30

Changing Lives in Zambia

We made it! We have arrived in Mumbwa, Zambia and today was our first day setting up a mobile clinic. My heart broke today as people lined the streets waiting for us to arrive to receive medical attention. We got to the local school, unloaded our supplies, and arranged our clinic as quick as possible in order to be able to see as many people as we could. As our patients began coming in the door and I was heartbroken at the great need...

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From Tuscaloosa, AL to Florence, Italy
May30

From Tuscaloosa, AL to Florence, Italy

How does one even begin preparing for traveling to an entirely different country? Well, I started with research; it is a good idea to have a basic knowledge of how people do things in the country you will be visiting. Because I have never been on a plane before, I started with research about what I would need to get through the airport. You of course need your ID, passport, and plane tickets. There are also some rules about what you...

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