First Impressions of Dublin, Ireland
Jun08

First Impressions of Dublin, Ireland

My name is Matt Delfino and this spring, I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland! I arrived in Dublin just last week and so far, I am really enjoying my time here. I am attending University College Dublin this spring in the Lochlann Quinn School of Business, taking classes in Finance and MIS. As I continue to get settled in here, I’ve been reflecting on how I came to study abroad. Originally, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to...

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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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A Glimpse into the Beginning of My Time Abroad
Jun05

A Glimpse into the Beginning of My Time Abroad

I have been in Zagreb, Croatia for a few days now, and am already having so much fun! The people in my group are amazing, and I am already starting to get to know them really well. My professor cares about us not only as his students, but also as college-aged individuals that he wants to keep safe. All in all, everything is really awesome. Today after class, we visited a “Museum of Illusions” that was very cool. We also...

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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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Pre-departure thoughts

I am currently sitting in the E-28 airport terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson international airport waiting to board my connecting flight to Amsterdam on my way to Zagreb, Croatia. There I will be studying intermediate macroeconomics at the University of Zagreb and the class will be co-taught by Alabama’s own Dr. Junsoo Lee, and Dr. Vladimir Arcabic from the University of Zagreb. Now is as good of a time as any to start my blog and...

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