Pre-Departure: UA in Oxford
Jun29

Pre-Departure: UA in Oxford

With less than twenty-four hours before I embark on my journey to Oxford University through the UA in Oxford program, I think what experiences I will have there. After all, Oxford University has been an active university for hundreds of years. As a student of history, this shall be of valuable interest and importance to me. The buildings of Oxford University are mosaics unto themselves. The opportunity to study abroad at such a...

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Learning Abroad
Jun27

Learning Abroad

Today in Madrid, we had our final day of class. For my program, our class culminated in a presentation about how we have been changed by the trip. During my month in Madrid, I took two classes for six credit hours. These classes were beneficial for many reasons. I enjoyed learning under local professors who helped me learn specific points about the language and how the locals speak it. Spanish in Spain has different pronunciations,...

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EC 309 in Croatia Upon Return
Jun27

EC 309 in Croatia Upon Return

I have now been back from my intermediate macroeconomics study abroad trip in Croatia for about five days. Upon initially arriving back in the United States, I was very happy to be back and felt thankful to be a citizen of this country. Now after settling back into my normal everyday life, I have to admit that I really miss being in Europe and cannot wait for my next trip back. After reflecting on my trip, I realized the thing I miss...

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Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure
Jun27

Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure

Hi guys! I am Kaitlin, and I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain this summer. Before my trip abroad, I had never been on an international flight before. In fact, I had only ever been on a plane once. Airports are stressful. This is a fact of travel that everyone accepts. I arrived at the Atlanta airport for the first leg of my flight to Madrid nervous but mostly excited for the adventure ahead of me. I went through security, found my...

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Excursions in Spain
Jun27

Excursions in Spain

One of the best parts of my study abroad program were the excursions. I participated in UA’s Language and Culture program in Spain, and we visited some of the most important historical and cultural sights in the country. Our program consisted of class Monday through Thursday with relevant trips on Friday and Saturday.My favorite excursion was Toledo, but I also thoroughly enjoyed visiting Segovia, Salamanca, and Aranjuez. Toledo was...

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