Pre-Depature
May31

Pre-Depature

During this trip, I hope to gain a new perspective of the world. I have been to a few countries in the Caribbean, but I have never been to Europe before. I love to travel, and Paris and London have always been on my bucket list. I never really thought that me being an elementary education major that I would have the opportunity to study abroad. While walking through the study abroad fair back in September, I found Dr. Swain’s...

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Peace out USA

This past January I was informed of an opportunity to go to Australia and Singapore with the International Business program here at UA. I immediately applied for the study abroad and informed my parents of the unique opportunity it would bring me to meet company executives from international corporations. This was my motivation and reasoning for choosing the UA in Singapore summer May interim program. In order to prepare for leaving...

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No AC, No Problems

We are halfway through our trip and so far it has been incredible. Of course it has not been without its challenges. Our first destination, Lime Caye, was a remote 5 acre island around 2 hours away from the mainland by boat. There was few structures, and most everything was outside. There was no AC and only electricity for a few hours a day. But the food and activities were amazing! We spent every morning and afternoon out on the...

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Excursion to Milford Sound
May29

Excursion to Milford Sound

This was an especially early morning. I staggered around and got dressed at 5:30 this morning. Then, our whole group loaded onto a glass-ceiling bus and began our long journey. About two hours in, we stopped for breakfast in Te Anau. I got some incredible banana pancakes! On the bus, I got to watch the moon fall and the sun rise behind the mountains, painting the sky beautiful colors. The long drive was gorgeous-we went through the...

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Brisbane, Fashionably Late
May28

Brisbane, Fashionably Late

My time in Australia is coming to an end quickly even though it feels like it has just begun. The nice thing about studying in the southern hemisphere is that while all my friends frozen in the winter months we had a hot summer.  Now that it’s winter here, it still feels like a summer back home with temperatures around 70 degrees every day.  I still have round a month left of my travels through the country with the...

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