Back at Home
Sep11

Back at Home

UA in Oxford Reflecting on being abroad, I realize how remarkable of a journey I’ve committed to. It was such a fulfilling time and I learned many things, not just about myself but life and other people. I cannot tell my experience to the extent that I wish without mentioning what it felt like being African American abroad. Travelling internationally for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. I found myself looking for other...

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In Oxford ~ While Abroad
Aug02

In Oxford ~ While Abroad

Arriving in a different country is stressful.It took me about 4 days to adjust. I thought people were bluffing when they said that they have to recuperate from jet lag, but my first flight experience unfortunately proved them to be right. So with that said, be ready to go through the ups and downs of travelling. Oxford Botanical Gardens Classes are among the highlights of my experience.Class for me is one of the best things about...

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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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