While Abroad- GREEEEECE
Jun21

While Abroad- GREEEEECE

I have been in Greece for two weeks and only have one more to go. It has been bittersweet thinking about leaving this beautiful country, but I am excited to go home to tell my family and friends everything. This program entails us to travel throughout the country of Greece. We have stayed in six hotels thus far. My first stop was Santorini and I was astounded by that island. It was exactly how the movies depicted it and how I only...

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Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment
Jun21

Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment

I’ve been in Spain for just over two weeks now, and I could not be more thankful that I chose to come here! I was really nervous when we first arrived, because my flight was quite a few hours late and I didn’t know anyone else doing the program. It was incredible to me that within the first few days everyone was friends with each other – we’re all in this together! Within the first week, we got paired with our...

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Advice to Future Study Abroad Students
Jun21

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students

My best piece of advice for future study abroad students is to have an open mind. I really like to make plans and stick to them, but things do not always follow through. For example, I was really looking forward to visiting Machu Picchu while in Peru, but we were unable to fly into Cuzco. We were all devastated, but we had more time to get to know each other while we were waiting at the airport and exploring Lima. While I definitely...

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Jaw-Dropping Beauty
Jun20

Jaw-Dropping Beauty

Following our rapid-tongued tour guide through the quaint cobblestone streets of Toledo, I’ll admit: I might have zoned out a bit. It was the end of my first week in Spain, I hadn’t heard a word of English in days, and my energy was beginning to wane. The town was beautiful and contained so much fascinating history, but after a few hours, my wind began to wander to topics like “I wonder what’s for lunch”...

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Le Monde
Jun20

Le Monde

Getting to tour Le Monde was definitely a highlight of my stay in France. The night before we went, I was definitely feeling the pressure since this industry visit was geared towards my interests. I never really speak up in group settings since I over think a lot and don’t want to sound stupid in a group, but I knew that everyone in our group was counting on me to be the most engaged and ask the most questions. I researched the...

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Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience
Jun19

Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience

Every since I came to college, I have always wanted to study abroad. I had a small study abroad experience in high school, and I realized how much you can learn from surrounding yourself in another culture. It was actually this study abroad trip in high school that made me decide to major in Spanish. I decided soon after coming to the University of Alabama that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and use my Spanish skills to help...

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