Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic
Jun08

Pre-Departure Panic…and Relief…and More Panic

Before I throw you head first into my fabulously flustered pre-departure antics, I will introduce myself. My name is Harlyn Grey Cowart and I am from a small town in north Alabama called Athens. Athens is a town that you will miss if you blink while driving through it, a town where everybody knows everybody. I am a Junior at UA and I am majoring in History and Secondary Education Social Science. I want to be a History teacher and show...

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Home Sweet Home
Jun05

Home Sweet Home

I had an absolutely fantastic experience studying abroad in Germany. It is amazing how similar yet so different two countries can be. It took me a while to adjust to the German culture upon arrival. Likewise, it took me several days to adjust to American culture upon my return.   The first difference I experienced was on my flight back to the United States. On the subways and buses in Germany, passengers were mostly quiet. There...

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Academics Abroad
Jun02

Academics Abroad

  The Honors College and the College of Business combined their German study abroad programs this summer. The honors students were originally focusing on intercultural studies while the business students planned on studying the economy and touring influential companies like Mercedes-Benz. When our programs combined, our schedule changed to incorporate aspects of both. Each morning our group of thirteen University of Alabama...

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
May19

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Filtering through potential study abroad locations and programs was extremely time consuming for my indecisive self because there seemed to be so many options that all held unique qualities. Some programs had the benefit of a big city with lots of attractions and easy transportation, while others had local charm and full immersion, and still others offered beautiful landscapes and outdoor activity. After a while I settled on a small...

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Preparing for Takeoff
May15

Preparing for Takeoff

To say this past week was hectic would be an understatement. Preparing for my trip was the least of my worries amid finals and other end of the year responsibilities. The quick turn around from spring semester to May interim leaves barely any time to catch your breath. However, the anticipation and excitement for my month in Germany with the Honors College has kept me moving along so far.   I am proud to say I packed an entire...

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Pre-Departure

South Africa, 2015 Hi y’all, It is important to know that prior to Spain, I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for 5 weeks. It was amazing and I loved it. The decision to study abroad in South Africa greatly influenced the decision to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. I chose to study abroad in Spain because I am receiving a minor in Spanish and wanted to be totally emerged into the culture in order to better my...

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