London Bound
May15

London Bound

Studying abroad has always been on my radar ever since my older sister studied in London a few years ago. She had the time of her life traveling and meeting new people. I knew it was something I really wanted to do. Since I was  technically on track to graduate a semester early, it made even more sense for me to study abroad as well as intern abroad. After receiving my placement in a London fashion public relations firm I could not...

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Navigating limbo: A month behind everyone else
May15

Navigating limbo: A month behind everyone else

While the buzz of life on campus restarted, while my friends started filling their agendas and while others studying abroad started taking off for their adventure, I have been stuck in a weird kind of limbo. As a future exchange student at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, my semester does not start until the end of February. Due to Australia’s cozy position in the Southern Hemisphere, their seasons...

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Life Across the Pond
May15

Life Across the Pond

Once I stepped off the plane at London Gatwick, I felt as if I was in the middle of dream. Everything was different. The people talked funny and the signs I had to follow were different than the ones in America. Flash forward almost an entire month and I still feel as if I’m catching up to my new home for the next few months. London was great. Buildings from centuries ago and skyscrapers that are still being worked on. When I...

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Pre-Departure: Alpine Living takes the land of the Kiwis
Feb23

Pre-Departure: Alpine Living takes the land of the Kiwis

In March I will be traveling around New Zealand as a photographer for Alpine Living magazine; a publication I have dreamed of working on since the magazine was handed to me during orientation. It was after seeing this award-winning publication that I knew I made the right choice to pursue journalism at The University of Alabama. I always tell people that my dream job would be to work for a magazine like National Geographic. Unfamiliar...

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Bitter Sweet
Aug03

Bitter Sweet

Now that I’m back home I can take a huge sigh of relief. Although I will miss Paris extremely, I was missing being home even much more. Paris, at the time, was having a lot of issues with their labor laws and a protest was occurring every other day to the point it effected our main transportation system. Being that those events occurred pushed me to want to travel back home to my family and friends. Upon arrival to the airport I...

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142 Days, and that’s all, Folks.
Jun24

142 Days, and that’s all, Folks.

  I’ll start off this blog post with a cliché but oh-so-true sentence: Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made.   I saw so many amazing places, met so many amazing people, and made memories to last a lifetime. Through ups and downs I felt that I grew as a person every one of the 142 days I spent abroad. Getting an outside perspective of the world was the perfect way to end my college experience and...

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