UA Global Health in Ghana: How’d I get here?
Jun30

UA Global Health in Ghana: How’d I get here?

Hi there! My name is Beka and I am a rising sophomore at the Capstone. Around Thanksgiving of this past year, I was scrolling through different websites on my laptop and ended up looking at the different study abroad programs. The global health in Ghana caught my eye since I had never been to Ghana and knew that since I was younger I wanted to go on a doctors without borders type mission one day. I applied to the program, thinking...

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UA in Greece: Upon Return
Jun30

UA in Greece: Upon Return

I returned home from Greece yesterday. It is going to take me a few days to readjust back to the time change. It took me a few days in Greece to adjust, and I have always heard it is harder coming back. I guess I will find out if that is true. As I am glad I got home safely and seeing friends and family is great, I do ache to be back in Greece with my study abroad group. I never knew you could get so close to a group of strangers so...

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Final Thoughts
Jun30

Final Thoughts

Wow! I cannot believe that my time studying abroad has come to an end. It doesn’t feel real, after a month of living somewhere you get used to your new surroundings. I absolutely fell in love with Spain…Madrid, in particular, as it was the city I was able to call my home. But, we ventured to other places such as Segovia, Toledo, and Salamanca. I’m writing this sitting in the airport and honestly, I am very sad right now. I am sad to...

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UA in Oxford Pre-Departure
Jun29

UA in Oxford Pre-Departure

I will soon be heading across the pond to study for a month in Oxford, England. I will be studying at Worcester College, which is one of Oxford University’s 38 colleges. Since I was a young girl, traveling to England has always been a dream of mine. One of the reasons I chose to attend the University of Alabama was because of its extensive study abroad programs, and choosing to study in Oxford was one of the easiest decisions I...

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Back Home in the States: Advice for Future Abroad Students
Jun28

Back Home in the States: Advice for Future Abroad Students

Well, it officially has been a month since I returned home from beautiful Florence, Italy. Many emotions filled me as I got home—depressed, anxious, happy, nervous—I didn’t know how to feel. I was excited to come home and see family and friends, but I was also extremely depressed to leave all my new friends my new home. I will never be able to forget this amazing experience and I am proud to say that I officially can check off 12 new...

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