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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Preparing to Return from Paris
Jun24

Preparing to Return from Paris

This month has been the fastest, longest, most amazing month of my life. Studying abroad in Paris has given me so opportunities, experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. Looking back over this past month, there are so many cool things that I’ve been able to do. I remember the very first day that we got here when I saw Paris for the first time and couldn’t believe that I would be living there for a whole...

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Bye Bye Paris
Jun23

Bye Bye Paris

My trip has unfortunately come to an end. I honestly do not know if I was ready to leave or not. Leaving Paris was so bittersweet. I really and truly missed my family, but the things I learned while abroad will forever stick with me. Sure, I learned a lot about Public Relations and how to address it on an international level, but I learned so much more than that. I learned a lot of things about myself. I learned how I like to travel,...

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Weekend Getaway in Barcelona
Jun22

Weekend Getaway in Barcelona

One great thing about studying abroad in Europe is that there are so many amazing places to visit that are all just a short plane or train ride away. Last weekend we took a weekend vacation to Barcelona, which was a nice break from all the rain that we’ve been having in Paris. We’ve been talking about going to Barcelona for awhile, but this was truly a last minute trip. We book our plane tickets and rooms on Wednesday...

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