Don’t stop.
Jul08

Don’t stop.

Annnnnnd, we’re back. In America. The home of the brave and land of the free and what not. And let me tell you, it actually is kind of nice to be back. My first night home I all but guzzled a cup of cheese dip at my favorite local Mexican restaurant. Later that week I said a prayer of thanks to every saint and God in the world as I enjoyed hot wings with ranch. Don’t even get me started on how I reacted when I finally had my favorite...

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I love London.
Jul08

I love London.

Culture shock. Before I left for study abroad and once I arrived at my new temporary home, it seemed to be all people could discuss. I patiently sat through at least five different lectures or online seminars with a graphic of the same culture shock curve presented each time. Here’s the thing though – I really didn’t identify with what I learned. Instead, I found myself acknowledging differences between the United Kingdom and the...

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Days in Dublin! UA in Ireland Part 2
Jul06

Days in Dublin! UA in Ireland Part 2

In my last post I chronicled the events and mentalities that led me to arrive at the Dublin Airport the morning of June 15th. The moment the wheels landed, a new world was ready to be seen and experienced. The signs even had instructions in Gaelic as well as English. After a short wait to get through customs, we explained as a group our intent to study in the country and were happily given permission to enter the beautiful country of...

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How I Came to Be in Ireland
Jul01

How I Came to Be in Ireland

Up to this point in my life as a second year college student, I had never left the United States and had only been on an airplane once. I am not normally the adventurous type, and therefore, my decision to decide to leave for Ireland was borderline out of character though it was one of the best decisions I have ever made if the past two weeks are any indication. What drove me to go in the first place was a flyer that advertised a film...

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Le Monde
Jun20

Le Monde

Getting to tour Le Monde was definitely a highlight of my stay in France. The night before we went, I was definitely feeling the pressure since this industry visit was geared towards my interests. I never really speak up in group settings since I over think a lot and don’t want to sound stupid in a group, but I knew that everyone in our group was counting on me to be the most engaged and ask the most questions. I researched the...

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Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!
Jun15

Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!

The day trip to Versailles was definitely something that I will never forget. The train ride was relatively short and my roommate and I got met some really nice couple from New Jersey and New York who were visiting Paris as well. We talked with them the whole way there and they told us some great spots to tour that aren’t crowded with tourists that we would definitely take into consideration. After the 45 minute train ride, we...

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