Dia duit!
Jan31

Dia duit!

My name is Blake, and I’m studying abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland. For those that are wondering, “dia duit” is Gaelic for “God be with you,” which is how people say “hello” in Ireland. The past three weeks have been the best of my life! I traveled abroad for the first time, flew for the first time (my first flight ever was international), and traveled completely alone for the...

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Intentionally Lost Luggage: Leaving Anxieties at the Airport
Jan24

Intentionally Lost Luggage: Leaving Anxieties at the Airport

As a child growing up in the ever-expanding suburbs outside Chicago, Europe seemed more like a fantasy than an actual place I might someday visit. Aside from the semi-frequent road trips to Wisconsin, Michigan, and sometimes Florida, my family and I didn’t really travel much. I was almost a teenager before I saw the ocean for the first time in-person. The first (and only) time I left the United States was during a road trip to Niagara...

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Preparing for Prague
Jan23

Preparing for Prague

My name is Emily and I am a second semester junior at UA. I am a double major in Communicative Disorders and Psychology and I will be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic for this upcoming semester. I officially leave for my semester abroad in two days. I don’t really know what motivated me to study abroad, as it is very difficult and not very practical for my Communicative Disorders major, but with the program that I chose I was...

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Hello Wembley
Jan15

Hello Wembley

My name is Johnathan Anderson and I’m studying abroad in Leicester, England! (LES-TAH) I’ve been in town for just about a week now and feel like everything is beginning to feel a bit normal. Classes started yesterday and my routine is beginning to settle in, but this past week has been anything but ordinary. Before I left the states, I had long been a fan of English football and hoped that my time abroad would open my eyes...

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Hello, England!
Jan14

Hello, England!

I am Anna Catherine and am studying abroad in Leicester (LES-TAH) this Spring 2019 semester. I have met many study abroad students, which has been the biggest blessing. They are all so kind, and I know we are all experiencing the same problems of adjusting to this new life away from home. There are students from all over the world. I am not learning just England’s culture; I am learning a bunch of other cultures as I meet other...

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The Beginning
Jan09

The Beginning

Hello, My name is DyQwan L. and I will be writing about my feelings on my pre-departure to France. This is my first time out of country and I am very nervous. I find myself daydreaming of the adventures that are to come but also the challenges of intergrating myself into another culture. I have tried to study about my destination on multiple accotions but I am still not sure it is sufficient. My mother drove me to the airport today...

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