Reverse Culture Shock
Jun15

Reverse Culture Shock

            I have been home for about 3 weeks now and let me say it is a 180 degree turn from what I became used to. My first week back I thought I would easily be able to get myself back on the time zone needed but I was way off. My second night back it took everything in me to stay up until 7pm and when I woke up wide awake at 4am I decided to watch a movie and make breakfast....

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¡Junior Tu Papá!
Jun14

¡Junior Tu Papá!

The professional soccer team from Barranquilla is called Junior. The iconic red and white stripes of their jersey can be seen all around the city on any given day, along with people calling out their famous phrase “¡Junior tu papá!” Earlier in this trip, we all went to a Junior game at the stadium here in Barranquilla. Although it was a tie, the atmosphere was amazing. One section of the stadium had a giant band that...

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Pre-Six Week Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere (London)
Jun13

Pre-Six Week Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere (London)

I’m finishing my degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Alabama in December of this year. I’m from the suburbs of Chicago, and when I was a freshman I thought Bama was the farthest I’d ever go from home. Now, I’m sitting in an airport waiting to catch a seven and a half hour flight to London, England reflecting on everything it took to get me here. And I have to say, 17 year old me would never...

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Returning Home
Jun05

Returning Home

Returning back to the states was definitely a weird feeling. Since I had never left the US before I didn’t know what it would be like coming back. I was afraid that returning home everything I used to like, I wouldn’t, and my world would be turned upside down. Getting back into the states ended up not being all that exciting after getting off the plane because I learned about customs, a nightmare. After two hours of waiting in line...

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Life in Budapest
Jun04

Life in Budapest

Being abroad has been more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I knew it would be a great experience but since I went into it with an open mind adjusting has been really easy. My first few weeks over here traveled but now I have had time to explore Budapest and it’s been amazing. You can really see the impacts of communism on the people which is very different from home, but the city is beautiful, and people are nice. Communism...

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Getting ready for Budapest!
Jun04

Getting ready for Budapest!

My name is Abigail and I will be studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary for the spring 2019 semester. I chose to study abroad because I have never left the United States before and I know studying abroad will be a great way to see the world. Many factors played into my decision about where to study abroad. I knew I wanted to study abroad in Europe because of the setup. Asia is a great place to study abroad but it is much more expensive...

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