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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What I Took For Granted While Studying Abroad
May15

What I Took For Granted While Studying Abroad

I didn’t think I would miss Barcelona for a while, but I have been home for a week or so and I actually already miss living there. I miss being able to walk out of my apartment and be almost anywhere in less than 20 minutes. It was so easy to live in the city because everything was always so accessible and friends were always just a train ride away. Although many of the friends I made are only a couple hours away, some are all the way...

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A Look Back on my Semester in Ireland
May15

A Look Back on my Semester in Ireland

In just a few days, I will fly home from Dublin back to the United States. While I am incredibly excited to see my family and friends again, it has not yet hit me that I have been here for 4 months. The time has gone by quickly, but I believe I have made the most of it. I can’t help but to reminisce while I am preparing for my last final exam. As my time in Ireland comes to a close, I thought I would go through the highlights of a few...

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Returning home from Barcelona
Apr30

Returning home from Barcelona

WOW. It really feels like I got to Barcelona only a month ago and now I will be leaving on Friday to do some traveling around Spain before I go home. It’s so hard to put into words all the different things I learned in the three and a half months I’ve been living here. I feel like I have grown more than I could have ever expected and am so grateful that I will be able to take this back with me to the United States. Culture shock is a...

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Traveling Europe and Balancing Classes
Apr30

Traveling Europe and Balancing Classes

I can’t believe I only have a month left in this magical city! I have met so many incredible new friends and travelled to so many new places. One of the main things that has surprised me about this experience is how much I have ended up traveling in my host country. I feel like this is to be expected for students in Italy, or Spain, but I am truly amazed how much the Czech Republic has to offer! From amazing palaces to spa towns...

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Know Before You Go: Tips for Choosing a Study Abroad Location
Apr30

Know Before You Go: Tips for Choosing a Study Abroad Location

            When I made my decision to study abroad in Florence, Italy, it was a pretty hasty choice without much research to back it. I had known all throughout college that I wanted to study abroad, and I’ve known since I was a young girl that I wanted to visit Italy some day—mainly because I love Italian cuisine (or so I thought) and I had seen pictures of the spectacular...

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