Wait Serbia?
May10

Wait Serbia?

In a matter of thirty-one days, I have graduated from The University of Alabama, will travel to Serbia and teach high schoolers about American Music and its relevance in America today and then I end up in San Mateo, California to start my career in Third Party Marketing for PlayStation. It’s safe to say that I’m stressed but I’m happily stressed because of this amazing opportunity was given to me by the Serbia Fellowship Committee. So...

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An Update on my Tanzanian Adventure
May08

An Update on my Tanzanian Adventure

I’ve been in Tanzania for almost 3.5 months now, and I’ve loved every minute of my time here. Despite being very different from the United States, I didn’t have any issues adjusting to life in Tanzania; however, I have definitely grown from exposure to the culture. For example, I am better at accepting that not everything will go as planned or happen on time (here, everything happens on “Tanzania time” – i.e. late). Also, I’ve...

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Preparing to Return Home from Italy–Crazy!!
May08

Preparing to Return Home from Italy–Crazy!!

Ciao Everyone! It is insane to be saying, but I already only have eleven days in this beautiful city of Florence, Italy. I honestly have no idea where time has gone and I am totally not ready to leave yet (but my Bank Account is). I have not really started getting ready or packing yet because I am trying to soak everything in and do last minute things I have not been able to do yet. I have been eating at my favorite restaurants a lot...

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Off The Proverbial Beaten Path
Apr13

Off The Proverbial Beaten Path

When my friend Ruth told us about a student trad night, we knew that we could not resist going to check it out.  But as we walked past the familiar sights and sounds of Galway’s Latin Quarter and into its West End, unfamiliarity began to settle in.  I did not know Shop Street even stretched this far!  What if the recommendation had been a mistake?  What if Google Maps was lying to us?  It would not be the first time. At last, we...

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Appendicite…
Apr09

Appendicite…

“What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced?” Before last month, I used to say that I was scared of heights, of spiders, or even public speaking.  Then, on a weekend trip six hours away from my program’s city, I ended up in a French hospital, thinking I had appendicitis. Being sick and thinking there’s a chance you’re going to go into surgery is scary enough, but not knowing what the...

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¡Quien lo vive es quien lo goza!
Apr03

¡Quien lo vive es quien lo goza!

This semester I am studying abroad in Barranquilla, Colombia–home of the world’s second largest Carnaval and I arrived just in time to experience the wonderful celebration. Carnaval is a celebration that embodies the Spanish, indigenous and African cultures that comprise the Colombian national identity.   Colorful and extravagant costumes. The loud and vibrant sound of traditional Colombian music. Dancing in the...

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