The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux
Nov19

The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux

Honesty, so far, Bordeaux has been a whirlwind. Upon arrival into Bordeaux, I can say that the world felt a little bit larger due to the abundance of the unknown at the time. So many new faces, places, smells, sounds, and different expectations for social life. After finally figuring out where the taxis line up at the airport, he loaded up my suitcases, and just like that we were off going towards my new home for 4 months. It all...

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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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Headed to Bordeaux!
Sep02

Headed to Bordeaux!

Hi everyone, my name is Evans Johnson and I am a senior at The University. I have decided to spend my first semester in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France at KEDGE University. I write this post as I sit waiting at the airport for the flight that will take me on my next adventure! This was a difficult decision for me as this would be last fall semester on campus. I had to make the terribly hard decision on whether to miss football...

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UA in Oxford: Reflecting on a Journey
Aug28

UA in Oxford: Reflecting on a Journey

Upon returning home, I was reminded of the differences in everyday things in England compared to the United States. The accents, grocery stores, and currencies are just few of the things that made England such a unique experience for an American student studying at Oxford University. The beautiful scenery that Worcester College exhibits rivals anything that I have seen at the many American universities I have been to. Prior to...

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Losing a Loved One While Studying Abroad
Aug21

Losing a Loved One While Studying Abroad

I participated in the UA in Ireland: Chemical Engineering program in June 2019. The dates for this program were May 27th – June 28th, 2019. We took two courses, Transport Phenomena (CHE 324) and Stem Cell Bioengineering (CHE 492). Our last two Transport homework assignments were due June 24th and June 25th, our final exam was scheduled for 0900 on June 26th, our farewell dinner was at 1800 on June 26th, and our final project for...

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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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