Brisbane, Fashionably Late
May28

Brisbane, Fashionably Late

My time in Australia is coming to an end quickly even though it feels like it has just begun. The nice thing about studying in the southern hemisphere is that while all my friends frozen in the winter months we had a hot summer.  Now that it’s winter here, it still feels like a summer back home with temperatures around 70 degrees every day.  I still have round a month left of my travels through the country with the...

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The preparation for studying aboard in Europe
May20

The preparation for studying aboard in Europe

Hello, I’m so honored to be selected as a study abroad Bama Blogger! I have always been interested in participating in studying aboard but never really had the opportunity. So, this previous winter I was talking with my friend and the idea came back in mind to learn more about available study abroad opportunity. What so happen, my first day in one of my classes the professor mentions a study aboard opportunity, and I was so shocked. I...

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China: Airplanes, Buffets, and Confucius
May20

China: Airplanes, Buffets, and Confucius

After 20 hours of flying, the excitement of landing on the other side of the world hit as I exchanged my money for Yuan and walked into the crowded Shanghai airport. My time in China was an amazing experience of culture and business through my STEM Path to the MBA Program. While there was a lot of culture shock including language barriers and eating habits, my time in China was at all times an exciting and enjoyable adventure. One...

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Buongiorno, Torino!
Feb22

Buongiorno, Torino!

Just about a week to go and then I’ll be in the air headed for northern Italy! It all seems so surreal right now that I’m not sure I’ll really believe it until we touch down in Turin and I check in to my dorm/home for the next five months. This has been a dream experience for almost my entire college career. I found out about this opportunity my freshman year when my then boyfriend (now fiance!!), Chris, heard about...

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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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