My Excursions in Portugal
Aug04

My Excursions in Portugal

I have been taking classes in Portugal this summer. I am located in Cascais a beach town about 30 minutes outside of Lisbon. I have had a great time exploring these cities after I get out of class during the week. I have traveled to the local beach and small town with lots of shopping and delicious food in Cascais. There is a summer market that is open every evening. I love spending time here because there is live music and great...

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A Love Letter to Scotland
Aug03

A Love Letter to Scotland

In Scotland, it feels like you can reach out and grab the old gods. The second I got off the plane in Inverness’s tiny airport, I knew I could live in the Highlands for the rest of my life. The people are friendly and there are forests and coastlines everywhere. I went to see a castle called Duffus Castle, and went to Lossiemouth beach. Going into Inverness was amazing as well-I was staying in a village called Nairn about 40...

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In Oxford ~ While Abroad
Aug02

In Oxford ~ While Abroad

Arriving in a different country is stressful.It took me about 4 days to adjust. I thought people were bluffing when they said that they have to recuperate from jet lag, but my first flight experience unfortunately proved them to be right. So with that said, be ready to go through the ups and downs of travelling. Oxford Botanical Gardens Classes are among the highlights of my experience.Class for me is one of the best things about...

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Experiences in France
Aug02

Experiences in France

For our first week in France we had the opportunity to spend the week in Paris and pass the time as tourists. Of course, the main purpose of the trip is education, so our professor spoke with us only in French, and our activities were in French as well, but during the week we got to have so many incredible experiences. We visited the Louvre, the Sacre-Coeur, the Eiffle-Tour, and even took a night-time trip to the Opera. I think my...

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Class on the Beach
Aug01

Class on the Beach

I have always loved learning, but being in school can somethings make that hard. I’m a senior and reflecting on all those years in school, classwork, homework, assigned readings can all seem like busywork. They take seem to make learning a chore. It’s really hard to see why you’re doing all this work. So, having this field experience for my last class undergraduate class ever has been a breath of fresh air. This trip is about the...

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Trip to Europe final thoughts
Aug01

Trip to Europe final thoughts

After taking some time after my trip to reflect on and digest all of my experiences I have come to the conclusion that I am extremely glad I took part in the study abroad trip to Croatia. I made friends I never would have met otherwise at the University, made connections with some of Alabama’s best faculty and staff, and got to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, our home base...

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