Time flies when you’re having fun!
Apr12

Time flies when you’re having fun!

As I am writing this, I am exactly 5 weeks away from my departure date back to the USA. That is almost surreal to write; I cannot believe how fast the semester has flown by! I have made some wonderful new friends from all across the globe and together we have created some great memories. I have gotten to experience 8 new countries already and have one more stop, Denmark, before the semester comes to a close. My two favorite trips thus...

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New Year, New Country!
Jan20

New Year, New Country!

The semester abroad that I have been looking forward to since before I even started college is finally here! I have always been passionate about traveling to new places and knew that studying abroad would be an integral part of my college experience. Studying at University College Dublin was an easy choice for me because of the strong relationship that UA has with UCD, especially in their engineering department. Many of my classes...

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Berlin with other Exchange Students
Jan18

Berlin with other Exchange Students

Over the Christmas break my Finnish roommate and I went to Berlin to celebrate New Years Eve with some Mexican, Russian, and German friends that we’ve met since being in Stuttgart this semester. We were amazed at how huge the city was and decided to explore the city just by walking around. We found the Brandenburg gate completely by accident, but sadly it was closed. After that we stumbled upon Germany’s capitol the...

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Before I leave
Jan11

Before I leave

Ever since Alabama introduced me to the idea when I toured, I have wanted to study abroad. Sophomore spring is the perfect time, because I have made some great friends, but my classes aren’t so hard that it would be impossible to enjoy a new country. Ireland was one of the only areas that had civil engineering classes (besides England and Germany), but luckily I had wanted to go there since the beginning. Luckily, my scholarship...

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Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)
Oct30

Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)

Imagine the relief you feel when you think your phone is in one pocket, realize it’s  “missing”, and then find it in your other pocket. Now multiply that times 500. THAT was the feeling I felt upon stepping off of my airplane in The US. It was a feeling of familiarity and comfort that I didn’t even realize I had been missing. I didn’t realize that for the past month I had been dreading spontaneous conversations because I was afraid...

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Studying at DTU
Oct30

Studying at DTU

Studying abroad in Copenhagen has been a blast so far! And although the unit operations lab course I am taking here is fairly difficult and very fast paced, I have still been able to explore Copenhagen. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is actually located in a suburb north of Copenhagen called Lyngby. During my time here, I have gotten to know the town and the campus well. While some aspects are the same, a lot of DTU is very...

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