Excursions in Spain
Jun27

Excursions in Spain

One of the best parts of my study abroad program were the excursions. I participated in UA’s Language and Culture program in Spain, and we visited some of the most important historical and cultural sights in the country. Our program consisted of class Monday through Thursday with relevant trips on Friday and Saturday.My favorite excursion was Toledo, but I also thoroughly enjoyed visiting Segovia, Salamanca, and Aranjuez. Toledo was...

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A Lot to Learn
Jun24

A Lot to Learn

The EC 309 class that I took during my 3-week trip to Europe was the least of the lessons that I am taking into my future. That’s not to understate the terrific teaching of Dr. Lee and Dr. Arcabic, but this was also my first trip out of the country. Understandably, I learned a lot about traveling and different cultures. Here are some recommendations, observations, and fun facts for anyone else who might be in the same position as me....

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Discover Something Unique
Jun24

Discover Something Unique

Throughout the extent of my UA Macroeconomics in Europe course, I was able to visit some of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Between Prague, Budapest, and Venice, I’ve taken so many beautiful pictures and made lots of lasting memories. However, the memories that I will cherish most from this trip will likely not come from any these locations. I would guess that very few of you reading this post could tell me where the city of Pula...

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Missing Belize
Jun24

Missing Belize

Being back in the U.S. for almost a month now is still odd. While in Belize, my skin was acne-free from eating fresh, unprocessed food and swimming in salt water every day. Now, my face is breaking out and I easily get cold since I’m not used to air conditioning. I remember going to Walmart for the first time when I got back was a crazy experience. It was very bright, it was cold and there were so many people. I miss the ocean...

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Field Trips in Spain
Jun23

Field Trips in Spain

The Study Abroad schedule in Spain is structured where we have class Monday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday we take a field trip to a different city to see the historic places like cathedrals and palaces. During June we have travelled to unique parts of Spain on the weekends such as Toledo, Salamanca, and El Escorial. This past Saturday we traveled to Aranjuez to see the royal palace. We first walked in the gardens outside...

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Before Berlin
Jun23

Before Berlin

Although I have been in Berlin for a week, I have decided to take the time to reflect on what it took to get here. I will write about my first experiences in another country sometime soon. I chose to study abroad for a number of reasons. One big one was the cost. Although it was a debate in my family on if we could do it, I convinced them it was 6 credit hours for my minor for in-state tuition in another country. I mean, they were...

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