You comin’, blondie?
May18

You comin’, blondie?

Before leaving for study abroad (and leaving the country for the first time…ever), I often compared what I thought my experience would be like to a scene in my favorite movie-Tangled. It’s the moment when Rapunzel decides to jump from her tower, and is struggling to make her descent. For those who haven’t seen it, here is what she said: “Look at the world so close, and I’m halfway to it! Look at it all so big,...

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Appendicite…
Apr09

Appendicite…

“What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?” Before last month, I used to say that I was scared of heights, of spiders, or even public speaking.  Then, on a weekend trip six hours away from my program’s city, I ended up in a French hospital, thinking I had appendicitis. Being sick and thinking there’s a chance you’re going to go into surgery is scary enough, but not knowing what the...

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If at first you don’t suc(skied)…
Feb13

If at first you don’t suc(skied)…

For me, study abroad has been full of a lot of firsts. First time leaving the country; first time out of the state of Alabama for more than ten days, but some of these firsts haven’t been quite as extreme.  I spent one of my first weekends in Grenoble, France an hour away from the city, skiing for the first time ever. For those who don’t know me–this was a terrifying (exhilarating…eventually) experience, as...

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