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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The Return
Jun27

The Return

A whole month has passed and I am finally back in the United States. I have to say it feels good to be back on US soil, but I am going to miss the trip very much. After a whole month of going non stop and being with people 24/7, I don’t really know what to do with myself now that I have nothing to do for the rest of the summer. I’ve gotten so used to waking up early and immediately being with 20 other students on our way...

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All Good Things Must Come To An End
Jun27

All Good Things Must Come To An End

  After almost 5 months abroad, I’m back home in the U.S! I will never forget the moment I had way back in January when I took off in a plane and knew I wouldn’t touch U.S soil for another 5 months. All the feelings I had of what was to come and how my experience might change me was all unknown, yet exciting. But now I stand on the other side, my study abroad journey behind me, and I couldn’t be more pleased...

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week 4
Jun09

week 4

It is now week four of my study abroad trip and I have been to New York, London, Paris and finally, Milan. The trip started out awkward and a little weird since we had all just meet each other and we were still in the USA. I wish we would’ve gone straight to London instead of spending time in New York because I didn’t really feel like I was doing anything special and I had been there before. Arriving in London, I was a...

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