Field Trips in Spain
Jun23

Field Trips in Spain

The Study Abroad schedule in Spain is structured where we have class Monday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday we take a field trip to a different city to see the historic places like cathedrals and palaces. During June we have travelled to unique parts of Spain on the weekends such as Toledo, Salamanca, and El Escorial. This past Saturday we traveled to Aranjuez to see the royal palace. We first walked in the gardens outside...

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Before Berlin
Jun23

Before Berlin

Although I have been in Berlin for a week, I have decided to take the time to reflect on what it took to get here. I will write about my first experiences in another country sometime soon. I chose to study abroad for a number of reasons. One big one was the cost. Although it was a debate in my family on if we could do it, I convinced them it was 6 credit hours for my minor for in-state tuition in another country. I mean, they were...

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Pre-Paris Departure
Jun23

Pre-Paris Departure

I’ve wanted to visit France since I began learning the language as a freshman in high school. I never would have guessed that I would still be studying French in college, let alone taking it on as an additional major with chemistry. Once I heard about UA’s Alabama in France summer study abroad program, I knew I had to participate. Since I am now a junior chemistry major taking mainly science classes and planning to apply for medical...

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To Madrid…and Beyond!
Jun19

To Madrid…and Beyond!

Lisbon. Barcelona. Sevilla. Rome. Budapest. Morocco. What do all of these places have in common? I’ve been there! It was always my dream to study abroad as an attempt to quench my thirst for travel, and I chose Madrid to be my home base for the semester, a place to call home. I have my favorite coffee shop, I know where the best restaurants are, and I’ve claimed a studying tree at the local park. But one of the best parts...

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Comida Comida Comida
Jun18

Comida Comida Comida

Spanish tortilla dishA little something similar to homeMy first tapa!! My favorite thing about being somewhere other than Texas is the different kinds of food (by the way, comida means food in Spanish). Even in a place like Alabama the food is different than home, so along with a travel bug I have, I am always searching for the best (and cheapest) way to taste the town, Madrid being no exception. Madrid is full of food, cafés on every...

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Why Go Abroad?
Jun18

Why Go Abroad?

Hey y’all I’m Courtney and I am prepping to spend my summer in Madrid! I want to go abroad because WHEN ELSE are you young and able to drop everything to spend a month in Europe? (or any location of your choice). This educational opportunity is truly too good to be true, and if you’re anything like me, you have a travel bug. Currently I am a Biology and Spanish double major. In the future I plan to be a traveling...

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