Shakespeare in Italy: Reverse Culture Shock
Aug10

Shakespeare in Italy: Reverse Culture Shock

Howdy Friends, It’s me again. I am back safely in Texas after a nearly flawless airport experience and have never been more excited to see my dog (and family, of course) in my life. The dream of a month long adventure through Italy has sadly come to a stuttering halt. Each week I was there seemed to go faster and faster, until the whole month was up and suddenly here I am, back at home with uninterrupted internet connection and...

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Segments of Poverty in India
Aug08

Segments of Poverty in India

My study abroad class consists of 17 University of Alabama students who are all but one in the STEM-Path to the MBA program.  I graduated this past May with a BS for Environmental Science and am now entering my first and only year in the Manderson School of Business.  We have come to India to use our engineering, biology, computer science, etc. backgrounds and our new and ever-increasing business knowledge to create a Reverse...

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Home from Belgium
Aug07

Home from Belgium

After a month in Europe, I’m now home again. It’s bittersweet, because as happy as I am to be back home with my family and all the conveniences of America, I’m already missing the amazing experience I had. I don’t think anyone can ever be fully prepared to go abroad for the first time, so I included some tips for visiting Europe that I wish I had known before I left:   If you’re particular about your toiletries, bring your own...

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Australian Excursions
Aug07

Australian Excursions

Although my study abroad program was based in Canberra, the capital of Australia, I took every chance I could while abroad to travel to various other cities within the country. I had the opportunity to visit four different cities in Australia, each offering unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.   Sydney – New South Wales Sydney is the city that most people think of first when they talk about...

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Coming Home!
Aug07

Coming Home!

I am overwhelmed with emotion and feel extremely blessed for all of my experiences this summer. Getting on the plane leaving England was harder than I thought. Although I have missed my family and friends, I feel like a piece of my heart is left in New Zealand, Greece, and Oxford, England. I have learned so much about different kinds of life and how different people can be across the world. However, there is one thing that unites...

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Shakespeare in Italy: Coming at you Live
Aug04

Shakespeare in Italy: Coming at you Live

Hi Friends, It is me again. Here to talk about a beautiful country called Italy. The “UA Abroad: Following Shakespeare Through Italy” program has been an especially unique experience. As opposed to most study abroad programs that remain in one city for one or several months, we moved into a new hotel or hostel each week and even took several day trips on free weekends. Because of this, I never quite had time for...

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