Hasta Luego Granada
Jun16

Hasta Luego Granada

Returning from Nicaragua was much more difficult than I had anticipated. I had just began to get used to the heat, the food and using Spanish more than English. Above all, I felt like I had not spent enough time in the clinic. It almost seemed unfair to go down to Nicaragua, recognize the necessities that the country has, help for a few weeks and then disappear. I know that there is so much more that I could have done to help if I...

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Homesick in Paris
Jun16

Homesick in Paris

This experience has really been a dream come true for me. Although it has had many downfalls, I have experienced many high points that has made this study abroad experience worthwhile. Our first week was spent in the beautiful city of Paris. Although they try to prepare you for all the different emotions during orientation, my lowest point happened on the fourth day when I was overcome with homesickness. I went to a clothing store for...

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Familia Nica
Jun09

Familia Nica

The experience that I have had while being in Nicaragua has been the experience of a life time. Working in the clinic, we were able to shadow the doctors, take blood pressure and other measurements, count pills for the pharmacy, measure glucose levels and administer insulin shots. Along the way we got to know all of the kids and families that were visiting the clinic and hear their stories. The fantastic part was that the care...

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Day in Smederevo
Jun08

Day in Smederevo

Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Today marks Day 4 of the Serbia Fellowship Experience. Early this morning, after breakfast and coffee, we prepared to head to the nearby city of Smederevo for the day. I imagined it as a small, historic town outside of Belgrade, but Smederevo is actually a quite vibrant, mid-sized city along the Danube River. The banks are open to many paths, some shops, and passing trains. Close to the city’s center,...

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Greece Pre-Departure “The Mad Scramble” Post
Jun08

Greece Pre-Departure “The Mad Scramble” Post

I leave for a 3 week long program in Greece in two days and I couldn’t be more excited. Motivation I’ve always wanted to study abroad in Europe, however, I’ve discovered that as an engineering major (or any other major)┬áit is key that you do your research early and often so that you can plan ahead to meet any educational course requirements while you are abroad. In addition if study abroad has the potential to be...

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Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic
Jun08

Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic

Before I throw you head first into my fabulously flustered pre-departure antics, I will introduce myself. My name is Harlyn Grey Cowart and I am from a small town in north Alabama called Athens. Athens is a town that you will miss if you blink while driving through it, a town where everybody knows everybody. I am a Junior at UA and I am majoring in History and Secondary Education Social Science. I want to be a History teacher and show...

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