Home Sweet Home
Aug04

Home Sweet Home

By the last week I was so ready to get home and see my friends, family, dog, and to chow down on some Chick-fil-a. It wasn’t until the last day of classes when our teachers started to say their goodbyes that I actually realized that I was sad about leaving. It was hard saying goodbye to the friends I met, but I am excited to see them all when I get back to Tuscaloosa. The flight was about 9 hours and I spent the last hour watching the...

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More Than Just the Lago
Jul25

More Than Just the Lago

During each session we had one free weekend to travel on our own. For the second free weekend I decided to travel to Zurich, Switzerland with my friend. The highlight of the weekend was Saturday. We left the hostel early and took the tram to the main train station. We bought our ticket and headed up to Rhine Falls, the largest plain waterfall in Europe. It was amazing. The amount of water rushing over the rocks and the splash at the...

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Getting to Know the Locals
Jun30

Getting to Know the Locals

After having spent some time here in Spain, I have realized that every interaction I have is an opportunity to improve my Spanish. While speaking with my fellow students has definitely improved my Spanish, my conversations with native speakers have been the most beneficial. With my peers I can get away with some form of Spanglish, but when speaking with locals you can’t just slide by. With the program, I have had the opportunity to be...

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