Europe has Beauty like no other
May24

Europe has Beauty like no other

  Upon arrival to Munich Germany my whole body was sluggish due to the jet lag and amount of time I had gone without sleep. Even with this though, I couldn’t help but rush off the plane to see the new world I had arrived in! Munich was a beautiful German city that has a good amount of history on every corner. When in Munich we had class at the Isaar river which was renovated from braided to a free flowing in order to comply with...

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Going to Europe!
May21

Going to Europe!

My first time out of the country and away from my parents. In my case that’s a huge step for me because I have always been the type of person to never go too far from home. Both of my roommates were attending the trip to Europe and asked me for a while to join them. I really wanted to go but felt like I couldn’t pay for it. Finally after going to a few meetings at the absolute very last minute (3 months before departure) I found out...

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Coming to an End
Aug04

Coming to an End

As my month in Ireland comes to an end, I can’t help but to think back on all of the things I have seen and done. In only 30 days, I have traveled across the south portion of the Ireland, from Dublin to Galway. I have made so many new friends from all over the United States. The classes I am taking have been extremely busy but also enjoyable. The history portion of the course was great because we were able to travel to a few of...

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Leaving Madrid & Coming Home
Jul24

Leaving Madrid & Coming Home

Now that I am back home in America, the first thought that came to my mind was how excited I was to see my family and dogs. Other than that, I was mostly happy that, because although the program is over, the friends that I made, I will see again in Alabama at school. My first feeling when arriving back home was eagerness to see my family and to catch up with them. I do miss my host family but I was very excited to be reunited with my...

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First Impressions
Jun28

First Impressions

After arrival in Dublin, despite my jet lag, my eyes lit up once I saw the city.  As I landed I was in awe of how green and beautiful the land was.  I was nervous about the weather here, especially knowing how much it rains, but so far the weather has been amazing.  After arrival we were driven to our student accommodation, right in the heart of the city.  Our program director took all of us on a short tour of the city and it was...

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While abroad: My arrival in London
Jun28

While abroad: My arrival in London

We arrived in London around 11 am, jet lagged, and were forced to stay awake through the rest of the day in order to be able to sleep that night. I was tired, hungry, hot, cranky, and my first thoughts of London were “this is it?” We went to a pub for lunch where I had a big chicken sausage wrapped in some pastry bread. I was not a fan. It was not until the next day when we were able to explore the city that I finally...

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