Returning to the USA
Aug27

Returning to the USA

Getting back home was a bit of an adventure. My flight was delayed 2.5 hours, causing me to almost miss my connection back to New York. By some miracle, I made it through customs in Dublin and boarded my plane. Upon arrival I was exhausted, and shocked at just how different things were back home. The main thing being air conditioning/circulation and readjusting to less daylight. Aside from the rush of delayed flights and jet lag,...

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Finally back to the States
Aug15

Finally back to the States

Having spent 5 weeks in Germany, I felt that I wanted to stay longer, but alas I had to return to prepare for fall classes. The travel back home ended up being somewhat of a nightmare. First, a security incident in Munich left hundreds of people delayed or stranded. My flight thankfully wasn’t delayed too long, but the airport was on high alert. Then, due to going the cheap route on tickets, I spent 12 hours in the Dublin...

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Segments of Poverty in India
Aug08

Segments of Poverty in India

My study abroad class consists of 17 University of Alabama students who are all but one in the STEM-Path to the MBA program.  I graduated this past May with a BS for Environmental Science and am now entering my first and only year in the Manderson School of Business.  We have come to India to use our engineering, biology, computer science, etc. backgrounds and our new and ever-increasing business knowledge to create a Reverse...

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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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