Back on US Soil
Aug17

Back on US Soil

As I touched down on the tarmac in Philadelphia, I was overcome with pride and joy. Don’t misunderstand, I absolutely love traveling and wouldn’t trade my experiences and time abroad for anything, but no place on Earth tops the place I call home. Particularly, I most looked forward to seeing my family and sharing my experiences with them. One of the best parts of traveling is the abundance of stories and knowledge that you acquire....

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Enjoying Every Minute
Jul28

Enjoying Every Minute

Upon first arriving in Denmark, I was greeted with a very American-esque airport and crowds of people bustling about to their destination— a scene quite similar to the U.S. I pride myself on awareness, so I immediately found my exact location, my destination, the path to get there, and the money/ticket I needed for public transportation. As I found these things with ease, I had a sense of belonging, felt comfortable, and could...

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En Route to Europe
Jul15

En Route to Europe

My motivation and reasoning for going abroad is quite simple. As a rising senior majoring in chemical engineering, I am required to take a summer term Unit Operations Lab in order to complete my degree. I have always enjoyed traveling and experiencing new things, so when given a chance to take the summer lab in Copenhagen, Denmark or Tuscaloosa, I chose the former. I knew coming in as a freshman that the summer lab was required and...

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