If at first you don’t suc(skied)…
Feb13

If at first you don’t suc(skied)…

For me, study abroad has been full of a lot of firsts. First time leaving the country; first time out of the state of Alabama for more than ten days, but some of these firsts haven’t been quite as extreme.  I spent one of my first weekends in Grenoble, France an hour away from the city, skiing for the first time ever. For those who don’t know me–this was a terrifying (exhilarating…eventually) experience, as...

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One Month in the Land of Saints and Scholars
Feb09

One Month in the Land of Saints and Scholars

I knew early on in high school that, whatever academic discipline or disciplines I chose to pursue in college, I was going to study abroad.  As I reach the one-month mark in my semester in Galway, Ireland, I know it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Each day brings a new adventure and challenges my prior preconceptions of this wonderful country and the world.  Now, I am looking back on three of my expectations of...

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Florence Italy Spring Semester 2018
Feb07

Florence Italy Spring Semester 2018

Ciao! We just took off from Logan Airport and are finally on the way to Florence, Italy! Woohoo! We have a connecting flight in Zurich, Switzerland (already checking another city off the list). I am feeling extremely excited, joyful, thankful, nervous, and worried all at the same time. Being abroad for four months is a long time, but I have a feeling it will fly by. I have quite a list of things I hope to accomplish and hopefully I...

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First Impression, University of St Andrews
Feb05

First Impression, University of St Andrews

Two weeks ago I got my first glimpse of Scotland from a window seat inside a small regional plane that heaved and rattled and jerked back and forth with every gust of wind. As we descended out of the cover of the clouds and glided over the Firth of Forth, I marveled at the ancient stone buildings clinging inexplicably to craggy dots of rock just offshore, the water racing away from the land with the lowering of the tide, and the...

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Berlin with other Exchange Students
Jan18

Berlin with other Exchange Students

Over the Christmas break my Finnish roommate and I went to Berlin to celebrate New Years Eve with some Mexican, Russian, and German friends that we’ve met since being in Stuttgart this semester. We were amazed at how huge the city was and decided to explore the city just by walking around. We found the Brandenburg gate completely by accident, but sadly it was closed. After that we stumbled upon Germany’s capitol the...

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My final undergraduate adventure: Tanzania!

If you had told me four years ago that I’d be spending my last undergraduate semester in Tanzania, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I knew that I was going to do everything in my power to study abroad, but given that my minor is Spanish, I aspired to study in a Spanish-speaking country to improve my language skills. Thus, when the time came to pick a study abroad program, I decided to spend the second semester of my sophomore...

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