Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment
Jun21

Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment

I’ve been in Spain for just over two weeks now, and I could not be more thankful that I chose to come here! I was really nervous when we first arrived, because my flight was quite a few hours late and I didn’t know anyone else doing the program. It was incredible to me that within the first few days everyone was friends with each other – we’re all in this together! Within the first week, we got paired with our...

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Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience
Jun19

Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience

Every since I came to college, I have always wanted to study abroad. I had a small study abroad experience in high school, and I realized how much you can learn from surrounding yourself in another culture. It was actually this study abroad trip in high school that made me decide to major in Spanish. I decided soon after coming to the University of Alabama that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and use my Spanish skills to help...

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Firenze, Italy
Jun19

Firenze, Italy

It’s definitely been a crazy few weeks here in Firenze. At first it was a tough adjustment but I’m learning to get used to the big city life. When we first arrived in the city it was a bit overwhelming and I was already having second thoughts about the whole experience. After the first day of class I was feeling a lot more comfortable with where I was because the teachers were so inviting and understanding. The teachers here seem to...

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Part One: The Great European Gelato Tour
Jun19

Part One: The Great European Gelato Tour

A brief summary: I started out on this three-month, eight-country* journey on May 12, with a ticket to Belgrade, Serbia as part of the Serbia Fellowship Experience. I spent two weeks in Serbia, split between a hotel in Belgrade and a host family in the town of Blace. Then, I had one week before my two-month UA in Spain program began, so I traveled slowly to Madrid with my step-sister via train across Europe, with stops in Milan,...

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Italy Week 1 Recap Part 1
Jun19

Italy Week 1 Recap Part 1

Honestly, I’m surprised I even got into the country. I have been traveling abroad since I was an infant, coming to America, visiting friends and family back in Malaysia and Hong Kong, traveling to Greece, England and Italy with my dad… I had experience traveling. But when I got to Huntsville International Airport and had received my boarding passes ready to go, the only thing stopping me was my genius self, bringing an expired...

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Why study abroad in India?
Jun17

Why study abroad in India?

Study abroad experiences alway provide a very unique perspective of a country new or old. Based on this, I knew that I wanted to study abroad somewhere where I had already spent some time on my own. This would allow me to get a very new perspective on a country that I have already had time to visit and understand. Choosing the UA Study Abroad experience with STEM MBA, I decided to visit India. Having visited before, I had had a chance...

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