Beautiful Bavaria
Jul31

Beautiful Bavaria

After 4 weeks in Berlin, our group spent our fifth and final week in Munich and the surrounding area. Munich is about a third of the size of Berlin, and is still incredibly steeped in Bavarian tradition. The people there are much more conservative, and it shows in everything from the food, the shops, to the attitude of the public in general. Our group visited historic Neuschwanstein in southern Bavaria near the Austrian border. Though...

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The Final Countdown
Jul23

The Final Countdown

We are entering our final week here in Italy and wow what a whirlwind it has been. The European Innovation Academy has exceeded all my expectations and provided me with an unforgettable life changing experience.   We started on July 8th with a product expo and team formation. I immediately found my team member Maria and her idea called Health Minute, a platform to break the barrier between patient doctor communication. Her...

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Abroad in Denmark
Jul21

Abroad in Denmark

I was very excited to get to Denmark after 2 weeks of backpacking. Thankfully, I arrived with two friends who were also in the same program, and met up with a few more that first night. After arriving in Copenhagen, I couldn’t help but smile and appreciate how beautiful the city was. The first picture I took was of the canal and colorful houses in Nyhaven. Our first night was an adjustment to how late the sun actually sets, and...

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Midnight Madness
Jul18

Midnight Madness

I landed in New Delhi, India on July 6, 2018 at 11:40pm.  I had traveled for 24 hours from Atlanta, Georgia with stops in Philadelphia and London.  After going through customs & immigration and meeting up with my driver, we began the 30-minute trip to the hotel.  I was eager to get there so that I could try to get a few hours of sleep in before my program began the next morning.  I felt excited to get a hint of the atmosphere of...

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Impressions of Berlin
Jul14

Impressions of Berlin

My first few steps in Berlin were shaky due to the exhaustion that accompanies trans-atlantic flight. After a good night’s sleep, our group went to experience a service at the Berliner Dom. Almost completely destroyed by the Allies in WWII, this church has been painstakingly recreated to its original glory. Every detail, from the moulding on the walls, to the stained glass windows, to the massive pipe organ that carries its own...

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Planner’s Block

“Oh my goodness are you so excited???” *on the inside* “Not at all I am completely terrified” *on the outside* “Yes, so excited! It is going to be such an amazing experience.” The days leading up to my trip have been especially hard for me as I have only been around the world at Epcot at Disney World and never actually been anywhere outside of the U.S. The uncertainty surrounding the entire trip has been terrifying, and I have made...

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