Dia duit!
Jan31

Dia duit!

My name is Blake, and I’m studying abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland. For those that are wondering, “dia duit” is Gaelic for “God be with you,” which is how people say “hello” in Ireland. The past three weeks have been the best of my life! I traveled abroad for the first time, flew for the first time (my first flight ever was international), and traveled completely alone for the...

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Preparing for Prague
Jan23

Preparing for Prague

My name is Emily and I am a second semester junior at UA. I am a double major in Communicative Disorders and Psychology and I will be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic for this upcoming semester. I officially leave for my semester abroad in two days. I don’t really know what motivated me to study abroad, as it is very difficult and not very practical for my Communicative Disorders major, but with the program that I chose I was...

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ありがとう、日本!
Jan14

ありがとう、日本!

I’ve wanted to study abroad in Japan since I was in middle school, so of course I was very excited when I first got there. I found that month by month my excitement slowly became replaced by comfort and familiarity, and as I adjusted to Japan it became home to me. Its society, my classes, and the friends I’d made from around the world helped me to grow as a person in more ways than I expected. First, I became more patient. Japanese...

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Hello, England!
Jan14

Hello, England!

I am Anna Catherine and am studying abroad in Leicester (LES-TAH) this Spring 2019 semester. I have met many study abroad students, which has been the biggest blessing. They are all so kind, and I know we are all experiencing the same problems of adjusting to this new life away from home. There are students from all over the world. I am not learning just England’s culture; I am learning a bunch of other cultures as I meet other...

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Getting Ready to Take Off
Jan05

Getting Ready to Take Off

In a week I will be boarding a plane that will take me to London, England. This is a trip whose mental preparation has lasted about a year and physical preparation about half of that. However, before I embark on my 5 month study abroad journey, I must sit and wait in the Las Vegas airport in order to make it to a conference in Seattle, Washington. I will be home for almost exactly 24 hours in between my Seattle trip and my London...

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The Final Night in Russia
Dec29

The Final Night in Russia

  My last day in Russia was a lot of things. It was stressful, it was fun, it was full of nostalgia, but most of all, it was meaningful. I was responsible all semester and left every last bit of my packing to the last day — but there were still lots of fun things that I wanted to get done as well. My roommate and I initially planned to go ice skating, grab some dinner, and head back to pack all night. However, things didn’t...

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