Life in South Africa
Jun06

Life in South Africa

Upon arrival in South Africa I was still not sure what to expect. While driving from the airport to the hostel, I took in the gorgeous scenery of the skyline of the city. When I seen, this I thought, “maybe South Africa has more to offer than meets the eye.” The biggest issue I encountered when I first got to the hostel was how small it was. On top of that, it did not have air conditioning. The only thing I had to adjust to was the...

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Returning Home
Jun05

Returning Home

Returning back to the states was definitely a weird feeling. Since I had never left the US before I didn’t know what it would be like coming back. I was afraid that returning home everything I used to like, I wouldn’t, and my world would be turned upside down. Getting back into the states ended up not being all that exciting after getting off the plane because I learned about customs, a nightmare. After two hours of waiting in line...

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Life in Budapest
Jun04

Life in Budapest

Being abroad has been more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I knew it would be a great experience but since I went into it with an open mind adjusting has been really easy. My first few weeks over here traveled but now I have had time to explore Budapest and it’s been amazing. You can really see the impacts of communism on the people which is very different from home, but the city is beautiful, and people are nice. Communism...

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Getting ready for Budapest!
Jun04

Getting ready for Budapest!

My name is Abigail and I will be studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary for the spring 2019 semester. I chose to study abroad because I have never left the United States before and I know studying abroad will be a great way to see the world. Many factors played into my decision about where to study abroad. I knew I wanted to study abroad in Europe because of the setup. Asia is a great place to study abroad but it is much more expensive...

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Abroad in Belize Predeparture
Jun03

Abroad in Belize Predeparture

The key factors that led me to choose studying abroad were a chance to go to a country that I have never been to, being able learn more about the country than you ever would on vacation, and getting to do this with other UA students while earning class credit. I chose Belize because I had never been, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time snorkeling and hiking, and the course was only 18 days in May, which did not interfere with my...

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Horseback Riding on an Island
Jun03

Horseback Riding on an Island

My most interesting and memorable experience so far from New Zealand was horseback riding on Waiheke Island with Emily and Claudia. I rode Marmite, a horse who thought he was a stallion but was not. Also keep in mind right before we knew exactly what horse we were going to be riding, Marmite tried to bite Claudia. This is apparently how Marmite got his name. It’s from the New Zealand spread you typically put on toast that’s bitter and...

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