Safari Before I Go
Aug22

Safari Before I Go

Returning home from South Africa was honestly heartbreaking. I enjoyed my experience immensely and could not believe how quickly the time passed. I was so glad I was able to check off something that was on my bucket list since I was a little girl: going on a safari!! This was the most compelling experience that initially attracted me to South Africa, and it was even more amazing than anything I could imagine. I saw a lion in its...

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Zipper Pants for the Win!
Aug21

Zipper Pants for the Win!

I decided to study abroad this summer because I will be beginning my senior year this fall, and it will be my last opportunity as a student to have new academic and personal growth experiences outside the U.S. I have enjoyed studying abroad several different times while being a student at The University of Alabama and each one has led me to discover a new part of myself. I also have always wanted to visit South Africa as it has piqued...

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Coming Home!
Aug07

Coming Home!

I am overwhelmed with emotion and feel extremely blessed for all of my experiences this summer. Getting on the plane leaving England was harder than I thought. Although I have missed my family and friends, I feel like a piece of my heart is left in New Zealand, Greece, and Oxford, England. I have learned so much about different kinds of life and how different people can be across the world. However, there is one thing that unites...

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…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here?
Jul10

…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here?

…So what extraordinary things will you make happen here? Looking through a tiny oval window on the plane I could only begin to imagine the extraordinary things but seeing the lush, green rolling mountains, I knew I was already in love. When I think of New Zealand I automatically think of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and I can see now why they chose to film the movie here, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I was so fascinated...

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Getting Ready!
Jul09

Getting Ready!

Travel and exploring the unknown is possibly one of the most exciting things in life. I have always had a passion for traveling and exploring new cultures. So, when I saw the option to study abroad I was ecstatic! Now I could not only see new places and things but also learn about it. It was difficult to choose what places I wanted to go but narrowed it down to New Zealand, Greece, and England. After some contemplation, I decided to...

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