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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Pre-departure Eurotrip and Study Abroad Planning
Jun12

Pre-departure Eurotrip and Study Abroad Planning

I’m writing this after walking out of turn at graduation this May. As an engineering student, I participated in the co-op program for 3 rotating semesters, which contribute to why I’m studying abroad to finish up my degree. Thankfully, the department of chemical and biological engineering offers our Unit Operations Lab abroad, which will be my last class of undergrad. My co-op delayed my timing to study abroad, but...

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Safety Suggestions for Europe
May23

Safety Suggestions for Europe

While most people have the attitude of “that will never happen to me,” the reality is that is happens to a LOT of people while abroad. Tourists always seem to have big bullseyes on their foreheads that say “TOURIST.” Most of the people who would prey on tourists can notice them from a mile away and tend to equate tourists with money. Violent crime is not something that you really need to worry about in Europe,...

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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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