Home from India
Aug01

Home from India

Returning back home after three weeks abroad was like a breath of fresh air. I was ready to be back in my own bed, not rooming with anyone else, to have different food options besides Indian food, and to wash clothes in a washing machine instead of in the sink. Studying in India was the best decision I ever made, I got to meet people I never thought I would meet and see beautiful places, however, there are a few things I would do...

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In Retrospect
Jul31

In Retrospect

While I enjoyed my experience in India, I’m certainly glad to be back in the United States, where people actually mean it when they set prices and where drivers actually use lanes! When I got home, I felt a bit like Tony Stark in Iron Man getting back to the United States. The first thing he did was go to Burger King to eat an American cheeseburger. I did a similar thing; in fact, I ate an entire pound of beef as soon as I left...

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Post Trip Reflection STEM in India
Jul30

Post Trip Reflection STEM in India

Now back among the familiar sights and smells of Tuscaloosa, I am excited to apply all that I have learned from my study abroad experience. An incredible trip, the UA STEM-MBA Study Abroad experience in India has taught me so much about myself and the way the business is practiced in a foreign country. Blown away by the differences, I am so glad I had the chance to immerse myself in this experience. After my previous post, we finished...

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The Final Days
Jul30

The Final Days

It’s almost time for my study abroad journey here in Japan to end, and I must say that I’m rather sad about it. I’ve made plenty of friends here over the year, and though a lot of them are going to leave while I’m spending the week in Tokyo, somehow I feel it might be better not to see them off. I know I’ll end up crying if I do. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty hot here in Japan at the moment....

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Riding out the Heat Wave
Jul30

Riding out the Heat Wave

It seems like lately there’s been one thing after another in Japan. After the earthquake in Osaka that cancelled classes, we ended up with rain that lasted for about a week. It made it pretty difficult over the weekend since all the rivers had filled up and were beginning to overflow. But on the bright side, I was able to see some cute videos of giant salamanders coming out of the rivers. I’ve heard from a friend that they...

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Sakura, Sakura
Jul30

Sakura, Sakura

  Perhaps one of the best times to be in Japan is spring; right around the time the new school semester started, we were able to see the cherry blossoms begin to bloom around Kyoto. Though I was sad to have to start school again after getting to spend so much time under the kotatsu and traveling, getting to see all the flowers on campus bloom at once was very fun. It made everything super pink for about two weeks! Even near the...

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