Off to Mannheim, Germany
Feb14

Off to Mannheim, Germany

Howdy y’all, my name is Colin Owen Turybury and I am spending my spring semester in Mannheim, Germany. I came to Mannheim on January 27th and spent 3 days in Frankfurt before riding German rails to my apartment by the university. I felt that it was important for me to actually arrive in Mannheim before I write about me pre-departure actions, hence the late post. With the past few weeks firmly in the rearview, I am excited to...

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Back at Bama
Jan27

Back at Bama

After coming home from an eventful semester abroad, I have been met with a mixed set of emotions. I have loved getting to see family and friends, but I still find myself adjusting back to the way things were. I still long for the streets of Bordeaux and the adventures that I had while in France. In some ways I think I am experiencing a bigger culture shock returning home then when I arrived in France. It’s great being back on UA’s...

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Wrapping up the semester at Kedge!
Dec10

Wrapping up the semester at Kedge!

The center of Bordeaux. As I enter the last couple of days with my Kedge studies in Bordeaux, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the experience that I have had studying abroad. First, Kedge itself has been a wonderful school to study abroad with. The courses are interesting, the teachers are diverse and thoughtful, and the other students at the school have been welcoming and exciting. Overall, Kedge has out done my expectations....

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Preparation for KEDGE
Dec09

Preparation for KEDGE

Bordeaux, France I only knew one thing before applying to study abroad, and that one thing was just that I wanted to go abroad and experience life from an outside perspective and work my way into the inside. I wanted something that was going to challenge myself and give me a more concrete knowledge of myself. I initially chose places like the University of Birmingham in England and looked at the University in Chengdu, but with some...

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The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux
Nov19

The Experience @ KEDGE Bordeaux

Honesty, so far, Bordeaux has been a whirlwind. Upon arrival into Bordeaux, I can say that the world felt a little bit larger due to the abundance of the unknown at the time. So many new faces, places, smells, sounds, and different expectations for social life. After finally figuring out where the taxis line up at the airport, he loaded up my suitcases, and just like that we were off going towards my new home for 4 months. It all...

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(sorta) Alla Mezza
Jul02

(sorta) Alla Mezza

I planned to pop back in at the half way point in the semester to write…but things got a little busy! So, this is my mid semester check-in, and it is coming at a time that ironically feels the most like “school” as I know it since I’ve gotten here. We are right in the middle of our exam session right now, so the last few weeks have been constant studying. Because of this, we had to pause traveling for a little...

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