Merci Bruxelles
Aug10

Merci Bruxelles

Leaving Brussels was definitely bittersweet. The morning I left, I made sure to swing by my favorite café and get one more coffee for the road. I still had one more week left in Europe since I was meeting my mom and my niece in Paris, but it was still difficult to leave. It’s not as big of a city as Paris or London, and I think that’s one of the main reasons I liked it so much. Brussels had become to feel homey. I became accustomed to...

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Skomer Island, Wales
Jul31

Skomer Island, Wales

  While abroad I have learned a lot, and had the wonderful opportunity to travel. This is a picture of me and a dear friend I was able to meet here, Elyssa. We had just finished hiking a natural reserve, Skomer Island in Wales. This is my favorite weekend of the month so far! The scenery was amazing and we got to see seals in the sea! We also stayed at a bed and breakfast in Milford Haven, Wales and our host ended up being...

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Leaving Madrid & Coming Home
Jul24

Leaving Madrid & Coming Home

Now that I am back home in America, the first thought that came to my mind was how excited I was to see my family and dogs. Other than that, I was mostly happy that, because although the program is over, the friends that I made, I will see again in Alabama at school. My first feeling when arriving back home was eagerness to see my family and to catch up with them. I do miss my host family but I was very excited to be reunited with my...

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While Abroad
Jul07

While Abroad

Upon arriving at Oxford, I was amazed at the beautiful architecture and the main lawn at the entrance of Worcester College. It felt prestigious to be here. The lawns and orchard are some of my favorite spots. They, along with the quaint coffee shops and bustling people walking on the streets rather than constantly driving, give me a sense of relaxation. I feel calm, and it greatly contrasts with a city such as Tuscaloosa that boasts a...

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Pre-Departure Thoughts
Jul07

Pre-Departure Thoughts

I have several reasons for wanting to study abroad. I have always wanted to travel, and I figured that if any time was a good time to try, it would be now. Since I am a pre-med student, I would like to use the time I have available before medical school to its fullest. I also decided to study abroad because I wanted to push myself to get out of my comfort zone, meet new people, and experience new things. Before I left, I would have...

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Let’s GO!!
Jun28

Let’s GO!!

I am very exciting that the days are getting closer to my departure… Just 8 days now! When deciding where to go abroad I really struggled because I was hopeful to go somewhere tropical and full of coral reefs, but instead I am going to Europe which is just fine because simply it made more sense for me. I realized that for credits to count toward my major it was best I study in Europe opposed to a tropical destination, I highly...

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