You Better Belize It
May15

You Better Belize It

Sitting in my terminal waiting to board the plane that will take me to Belize, I’m nervous. I’m wondering if I forgot anything. I’m worried about customs since I’ve never flown by myself or been to a foreign country without my family. I’m scared the other students I’m with won’t like me. Yet, I remember what I’m here to do and why I’m going to Belize. I’m here to study and learn about conservation to see if it’s something I want to...

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What I Took For Granted While Studying Abroad
May15

What I Took For Granted While Studying Abroad

I didn’t think I would miss Barcelona for a while, but I have been home for a week or so and I actually already miss living there. I miss being able to walk out of my apartment and be almost anywhere in less than 20 minutes. It was so easy to live in the city because everything was always so accessible and friends were always just a train ride away. Although many of the friends I made are only a couple hours away, some are all the way...

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Preparing For My First Time Abroad
May15

Preparing For My First Time Abroad

            As I sit in the airport waiting for my first international flight to take off, I have a variety of emotions going through my head. Excitement for the next few weeks and for all the adventures to come. Anxious for a flight double in length than anything else I have ever had before along with my first connecting flight with only 50 minutes in between. I feel sadden by...

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Before Departing for Colombia
May15

Before Departing for Colombia

This week before going abroad has been crazy! I was on the way home from UA when I realized I did not have my passport. I went back to my apartment in Tuscaloosa and looked EVERYWHERE before accepting defeat. I was freaking out because I only had 8 days before leaving. I also felt disappointed in myself for losing the most important thing for my travels. After taking a deep breath, I was able to make an appointment at the nearest...

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A Look Back on my Semester in Ireland
May15

A Look Back on my Semester in Ireland

In just a few days, I will fly home from Dublin back to the United States. While I am incredibly excited to see my family and friends again, it has not yet hit me that I have been here for 4 months. The time has gone by quickly, but I believe I have made the most of it. I can’t help but to reminisce while I am preparing for my last final exam. As my time in Ireland comes to a close, I thought I would go through the highlights of a few...

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