Why Did I Sign Up For This?
Jul07

Why Did I Sign Up For This?

UA in Oxford ~ Pre-Departure There are many “firsts.” I could go on and on about the matter but in this case, the “first” would be travelling internationally. Whenever someone encounters a “first,” they are met with a shockwave of emotions: hesitation, anticipation, anxiety, nervousness, and excitement, all at the same time. These feelings can cause one to become overwhelmed. Now, let me be perfectly clear: I am in fact overwhelmed....

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Scotland Soon!
Jul04

Scotland Soon!

Hey, my name is Tristan, and I am a senior chemical engineering student at The University of Alabama. I will be leaving to Edinburgh, Scotland tomorrow for UA in Scotland: Unit Operations Lab. I chose to study abroad because I have never been across the Atlantic Ocean and thought this would be a great opportunity to finally do it while pursuing my degree simultaneously. Since I worked an internship last summer, I thought that this...

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(sorta) Alla Mezza
Jul02

(sorta) Alla Mezza

I planned to pop back in at the half way point in the semester to write…but things got a little busy! So, this is my mid semester check-in, and it is coming at a time that ironically feels the most like “school” as I know it since I’ve gotten here. We are right in the middle of our exam session right now, so the last few weeks have been constant studying. Because of this, we had to pause traveling for a little...

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Choosing UA in Oxford
Jul02

Choosing UA in Oxford

“The Sun never sets on the British Empire” ~Unknown Choosing the UA in Oxford program wasn’t a hard decision because there are several centuries of history on almost every corner that’s still being used today. It fascinates that people are using most of the historic buildings every day than preserving them as museums. My dorm was originally built in the 1400s as a monastery, I’m living in a piece of...

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