Abroad for the first time
May26

Abroad for the first time

Time seems to greatly speed up when you find yourself in another country. I have been in New Zealand for 12 days now, but I feel like I landed just yesterday. No one in my group ever knows what day of the week it is or how long we’ve been here. We start our days early and pass out each night and then do it all over again. It’s like we’re in a never-ending loop of chaos and spontaneity. This routine of no routine has...

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Why Intern Abroad?
May25

Why Intern Abroad?

Hi guys! My name is Cat and I will be interning abroad in Barcelona, Spain this summer and I could not be more excited! In Fall 2018 I was lucky enough to be able to study abroad in Barcelona and I am so looking forward to going back. I chose Barcelona initially because of the liveliness that comes with being, living, and working in a big city. I grew up in a small city in Alabama and had never gotten to experience big city living...

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Preparing for Eight Weeks in Valencia, Spain

Hey, my name is Madeline! I’m an upcoming junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. I’m originally from Daphne, Alabama, but I love being able to call Tuscaloosa my home for these few years! In the upcoming years, I hope to graduate with my BSW, then continue on with graduate school at UA to earn my MSW. After that, I’m really open to a variety of career paths within social work. Primarily,...

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Getting Ready for South Africa
May22

Getting Ready for South Africa

Upon deciding that I wanted to study abroad in South Africa, I received a lot of questions and backlash. I got many questions such as “Why Africa?” Comments such as “I would never go there.” and “Make sure you get your shots.” I am honestly not sure why I chose South Africa as my first trip out of the country. I honestly just committed to this program because I wanted to go out of the country. So...

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Adjusting to Life after Studying Abroad
May21

Adjusting to Life after Studying Abroad

Just a few days ago, I landed back in Atlanta from Dublin. Leaving Dublin was bittersweet – I was sad to leave the friends I’d made and the places I had come to know but was still very excited to come back to the United States. The first 48 hours did not feel real at all. I had my brother’s high school graduation right away so that kept me busy, but it didn’t really hit me that I was home for good now, and that it would probably be a...

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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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