UA in India
Aug01

UA in India

The most prominent aspect of India is the people. Spending three weeks traveling to four different cities in northern India gave me a broad range of people to experience. They say that every 100 miles the language, dress, and people changes in India, and they are absolutely right. It is obvious that there are thousands of layers of cultures intertwining in India and it is beautiful the way it plays out in modern society.   I’m...

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Home from India
Aug01

Home from India

Returning back home after three weeks abroad was like a breath of fresh air. I was ready to be back in my own bed, not rooming with anyone else, to have different food options besides Indian food, and to wash clothes in a washing machine instead of in the sink. Studying in India was the best decision I ever made, I got to meet people I never thought I would meet and see beautiful places, however, there are a few things I would do...

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Readjusting to the U S of A

I write this post almost two months after landing back on American soil. I thought I would be able to write this post anxiously sitting in the airport, waiting my connecting flight, but I soon realized that this post was going to take a while to get into words, as summing up the value of my study abroad semester cannot be put into words easily. I landed two months ago after spending, what felt like a lifetime, exploring, unearthing,...

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See You Later, Barcelona!
Aug01

See You Later, Barcelona!

Yesterday, I had to pack up what had been home for six weeks and say my good-byes. Now, I am sitting on a plane heading back to Alabama. It is a little bittersweet as I hated to leave, but I can’t wait to see all my people back home. So here is my run-down for the past six weeks. I love Barcelona and the memories it gave me. I started my journey for my Spanish minor and I learned so much about the language from my teachers and host...

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Beautiful Bavaria
Jul31

Beautiful Bavaria

After 4 weeks in Berlin, our group spent our fifth and final week in Munich and the surrounding area. Munich is about a third of the size of Berlin, and is still incredibly steeped in Bavarian tradition. The people there are much more conservative, and it shows in everything from the food, the shops, to the attitude of the public in general. Our group visited historic Neuschwanstein in southern Bavaria near the Austrian border. Though...

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In Retrospect
Jul31

In Retrospect

While I enjoyed my experience in India, I’m certainly glad to be back in the United States, where people actually mean it when they set prices and where drivers actually use lanes! When I got home, I felt a bit like Tony Stark in Iron Man getting back to the United States. The first thing he did was go to Burger King to eat an American cheeseburger. I did a similar thing; in fact, I ate an entire pound of beef as soon as I left...

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