Coming Home Because of COVID
Jun05

Coming Home Because of COVID

As everyone else this semester, I was forced to end my exchange early and come home amid the Coronavirus Pandemic. Not only was this very disappointing and sad but it was also a very scary experience with how quickly everything escalated.             First, Italy shut its borders. At this point, the severity of the situation had not hit me yet. Sure, Italy was closed, but in my...

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The Best Month of my Life: February 2020
Jun04

The Best Month of my Life: February 2020

I’ll admit, my first month in France was hard. I could speak as much French as the average 3-year-old, and for me, reading French takes the brain power just short of calculus. I knew no one and I was all alone for the very first time, with more than an ocean separating me from all I knew and loved. On my first day, I was very anxious about meeting new people and making friends. Luckily for me, KEDGE did a very good job with their...

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Pre-Departure Anxieties
Mar10

Pre-Departure Anxieties

By studying abroad, I faced my fears and boarded a plane all by myself for the first time in my life. For an hour, tears streamed down my face as I contemplated my decision to study abroad. I think most people are excited; they just can’t wait to leave, ready for the adventure that awaits them. While I was enthusiastic, I couldn’t help feeling like maybe I made the wrong choice. Everything was great in Alabama; my friends and family...

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