First Impressions of Prague
Jun26

First Impressions of Prague

            With this being my first time leaving the United States, I didn’t know what to expect of the Czech Republic. I watched several videos and did my research, but at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like being here and experiencing things for yourself. In my short time of being here, I have had the opportunity to explore and fully immerse myself here in Prague....

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To Madrid…and Beyond!
Jun19

To Madrid…and Beyond!

Lisbon. Barcelona. Sevilla. Rome. Budapest. Morocco. What do all of these places have in common? I’ve been there! It was always my dream to study abroad as an attempt to quench my thirst for travel, and I chose Madrid to be my home base for the semester, a place to call home. I have my favorite coffee shop, I know where the best restaurants are, and I’ve claimed a studying tree at the local park. But one of the best parts...

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Initial Thoughts on my Education Abroad Experience
Jun19

Initial Thoughts on my Education Abroad Experience

Experiencing a new country is an invaluable and worthwhile experience. At the beginning of my trip I was very excited but I was slightly nervous about gettting out of my comfort zone. After completing the first few weeks of my program, I have grown comfortable with life abroad and my class schedule so hopefully my perspective can help students gain insight on the Study Abroad experience. When I first began my time at the University of...

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Comida Comida Comida
Jun18

Comida Comida Comida

Spanish tortilla dishA little something similar to homeMy first tapa!! My favorite thing about being somewhere other than Texas is the different kinds of food (by the way, comida means food in Spanish). Even in a place like Alabama the food is different than home, so along with a travel bug I have, I am always searching for the best (and cheapest) way to taste the town, Madrid being no exception. Madrid is full of food, cafés on every...

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Why Go Abroad?
Jun18

Why Go Abroad?

Hey y’all I’m Courtney and I am prepping to spend my summer in Madrid! I want to go abroad because WHEN ELSE are you young and able to drop everything to spend a month in Europe? (or any location of your choice). This educational opportunity is truly too good to be true, and if you’re anything like me, you have a travel bug. Currently I am a Biology and Spanish double major. In the future I plan to be a traveling...

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Beginning Italian Course
Jun18

Beginning Italian Course

Academics here in Florence, Italy is quite different than it is at The University of Alabama. Florence University of the Arts is broken up into different classroom buildings based off of the class category. My building is a little over a mile from my apartment, which is a lovely walk in the morning when the streets are more calm and less consumed with tourists. During this time, I am able to take in the true beauty and serenity of...

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