Homesickness? It’ll pass
Feb04

Homesickness? It’ll pass

In fall of 2019 I studied abroad in San Ramón, Costa Rica, a small town in the heart of the country. I remember getting to the airport in Chicago to fly to Central America and really understanding for the first time that I wasn’t going to see anyone that I knew for 4 months. Touching down in Costa Rica I was obviously excited, but the stronger feeling inside me was fear. How was I doing this? Did I make the right decision? Are...

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Deciding where to study abroad
Feb03

Deciding where to study abroad

During high school I always dreamed about studying abroad in college, so when I started at UA I made it a top priority to plan ahead and make sure I could fit it in/ take classes that worked for my major. Through talking to an amazing study abroad advisor, I narrowed down my choices and, after hours and hours of research on my own, chose to study abroad in San Ramón, Costa Rica. This decision did not come easily to me at first because...

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Choosing Chile
Feb03

Choosing Chile

I had wanted to study abroad immediately upon my discovery of the ‘other cultures’ section of my elementary school library as a third grader. I knew, sitting in my room at home pouring over every book I could find about other customs and routines and places I knew nothing about, that I wanted to go everywhere I could. That is my of my clearest memories when I think back to the beginning of my educational career and it could not be any...

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Heading to Athens!
Jan29

Heading to Athens!

Hello everyone! I am Alexis Fagan a sophomore at the University! I am a Psychology major on the Pre-med track. Studying abroad is something i’ve always wanted to do, It crossed my mind multiple time but as a pre-med student I never thought I would be able to fit it in my timeline. After speaking with multiple advisors (my pre-health, psychology, and a study abroad advisor) I was able to move forward in the process. I wanted my...

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Back at Bama
Jan27

Back at Bama

After coming home from an eventful semester abroad, I have been met with a mixed set of emotions. I have loved getting to see family and friends, but I still find myself adjusting back to the way things were. I still long for the streets of Bordeaux and the adventures that I had while in France. In some ways I think I am experiencing a bigger culture shock returning home then when I arrived in France. It’s great being back on UA’s...

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Prepared? Prepared.
Jan17

Prepared? Prepared.

Hi, I’m Nia and I am going to be studying abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England. I am a sophmore at the University of Alabama, majoring in Anthropology! My new Uni for the next Semester! It’s officially a week before I leave for England. I honestly can’t believe it. I’ve been looking forward to studying abroad in London since elementary school.  I would be lying to you if I said I did not watch endless...

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