Excited, Tired, Thrilled, and Confused: A Memoir of Homesickness and Adventure
Oct30

Excited, Tired, Thrilled, and Confused: A Memoir of Homesickness and Adventure

After having spent two, almost three, weeks here in Oxford I have a number of things to reflect on from my adventures. First, I would like to talk to you about my classes. They are so exciting and interesting and totally out of my normal realm. I really enjoy European history in regards to the World Wars and American history of the Revolutionary era, but here I am taking a class on the Tudor dynasty and one on the history of science...

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The Return
Oct30

The Return

Coming home, returning, was so sweet. As I stepped off the plane after nearly 12 hours of traveling I ran into the arms of my dad, who I hadn’t seen in over four months. I was excited to breathe the air of America, to use toilets that flushed efficiently, and to enjoy some chips and queso from an overpriced Tex-Mex restaurant. I remember thinking about how glad I was to be in the United States of America, which I discovered was pretty...

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Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)
Oct30

Back in the Land of the Free (wifi- and water)

Imagine the relief you feel when you think your phone is in one pocket, realize it’s  “missing”, and then find it in your other pocket. Now multiply that times 500. THAT was the feeling I felt upon stepping off of my airplane in The US. It was a feeling of familiarity and comfort that I didn’t even realize I had been missing. I didn’t realize that for the past month I had been dreading spontaneous conversations because I was afraid...

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Studying at DTU
Oct30

Studying at DTU

Studying abroad in Copenhagen has been a blast so far! And although the unit operations lab course I am taking here is fairly difficult and very fast paced, I have still been able to explore Copenhagen. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is actually located in a suburb north of Copenhagen called Lyngby. During my time here, I have gotten to know the town and the campus well. While some aspects are the same, a lot of DTU is very...

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While Abroad in England
Oct30

While Abroad in England

When I first arrived to Oxford, exhausted from traveling and full of anticipation, the city was alot different than I had imagined! I was expecting it to be a lot smaller and less populated. It was a crowded city with lots of shops and history which I love about it. We arrived to our college, Worcester College, and I was shocked. It was even prettier than the pictures I continuously looked up before departing!  It was very easy to...

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Home Again
Oct30

Home Again

Now that I am home, I feel both happy and sad.  I have loved getting to see my family and friends after so long and share my pictures and experiences with them.  I missed little things like sleeping in my own bed, driving, my dog, free water, and, of course, Chick-fil-A.  I can also admit that I am relieved that classes have come to an end.  These things aside, it seems weird that my time in Spain that I looked forward to for so long...

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