Oxford Thoughts — Upon Return to UA
Sep19

Oxford Thoughts — Upon Return to UA

Most of Oxford’s old city wall has been absorbed into New College, and outside of it runs a street that’s named Longwall. Names and titles throughout the rest of the city are just as uncreative. There’s a coffee house called Queen’s Lane that sits on Queen’s Lane; the widest street in the city is called Broad Street; St. Mary’s Passage borders St. Mary’s Church, and the most magnificent university buildings are named after their...

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Discovering Oxford
Aug31

Discovering Oxford

My experience at the University of Oxford is assuredly the most interesting and engaging adventure of my life thus far. My classes at Worcester College are fascinating and awe-inspiring, and I find it incredible that I get to learn about English Art and Literature in the place that inspired many of the works I am studying and harbored and fostered the minds that birthed them. I’ll try my best to summarize Oxford into a snippet for...

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Reflecting on Time Abroad
Aug29

Reflecting on Time Abroad

I spend today preparing myself for my next semester of school and I am able to reflect on the time I spent abroad. I am able to recall all of the incredible experience I had and all of the great people I met. After spending several months in Ireland while also traveling to other countries, I understand how fortunate I am to be able to have this opportunity. Studying abroad has given me chances that many people desire and I was lucky...

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Coming Home
Aug29

Coming Home

I still can’t believe it’s over. It almost doesn’t feel real that I’m home, like I’m in a dream I’m about to wake up from. I already miss being in Germany and I’ve only been home for a few days. Sure, I did miss my family and friends but I feel like I left part of myself in Germany. Having to readjust to what my life was prior to leaving for Germany has been very hard. I almost didn’t...

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Separation Anxiety
Aug26

Separation Anxiety

Wow! What a summer in Italy! It was an incredibly life-changing experience that I would encourage anyone and everyone to do.  It helped bring out my independence, flexibility, and adaptability, which are all great qualities to learn and develop while one is college so that one can utilize them in the professional world. Returning to America has been difficult because the environment and culture was extremely laid back. The culture...

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Arrival Home
Aug25

Arrival Home

As my trip to Ireland winded to an end, I got very sad to travel home.  My summer in Ireland was one of the best experiences that I could have asked for.  I was able to make so many new friends, travel all throughout Ireland and explore other countries in Europe, learn about the Irish culture, and gain great work experience.  I was sad to leave and nervous what it would be like going back to the States.  When I arrived back it was...

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