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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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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Shakespeare in Italy: Pre-Departure Scaries
Jul31

Shakespeare in Italy: Pre-Departure Scaries

Hi Friends, I am a Senior at The University of Alabama finishing up my first trip to Europe. I left my adorable chihuahua at home in Texas and flew to Venice, Italy with 10 other UA Students to study 5 different Shakespeare plays set across the country. We made our way from Venice, to Verona, Florence, Cinque Terre, Rome, Pompeii, Taormina and finally back to Rome. Before crossing the Atlantic, I spent hours researching how/what to...

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Post Trip Reflection STEM in India
Jul30

Post Trip Reflection STEM in India

Now back among the familiar sights and smells of Tuscaloosa, I am excited to apply all that I have learned from my study abroad experience. An incredible trip, the UA STEM-MBA Study Abroad experience in India has taught me so much about myself and the way the business is practiced in a foreign country. Blown away by the differences, I am so glad I had the chance to immerse myself in this experience. After my previous post, we finished...

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