Arriving Back Home
Feb08

Arriving Back Home

Arriving back home was different than expected. What I had initially expected was the annoyance of the south to come back, but in reality, I was just highly confused and ever so grateful to see my dogs and my house again. Upon arriving back home, the Christmas feeling was in the atmosphere and most of my family was already home for the holidays which made for a jam-packed schedule and no time for jet lag. Along with my family being...

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Heading to Athens!
Jan29

Heading to Athens!

Hello everyone! I am Alexis Fagan a sophomore at the University! I am a Psychology major on the Pre-med track. Studying abroad is something i’ve always wanted to do, It crossed my mind multiple time but as a pre-med student I never thought I would be able to fit it in my timeline. After speaking with multiple advisors (my pre-health, psychology, and a study abroad advisor) I was able to move forward in the process. I wanted my...

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Back at Bama
Jan27

Back at Bama

After coming home from an eventful semester abroad, I have been met with a mixed set of emotions. I have loved getting to see family and friends, but I still find myself adjusting back to the way things were. I still long for the streets of Bordeaux and the adventures that I had while in France. In some ways I think I am experiencing a bigger culture shock returning home then when I arrived in France. It’s great being back on UA’s...

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Prepared? Prepared.
Jan17

Prepared? Prepared.

Hi, I’m Nia and I am going to be studying abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England. I am a sophmore at the University of Alabama, majoring in Anthropology! My new Uni for the next Semester! It’s officially a week before I leave for England. I honestly can’t believe it. I’ve been looking forward to studying abroad in London since elementary school.  I would be lying to you if I said I did not watch endless...

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The Start of the Adventure
Jan15

The Start of the Adventure

Growing up, I had always wanted to see the world. I loved meeting new people with different backgrounds than my own to learn about new cultures and gain perspective in my own life. However, with school, sports, and various other activities in my life, I was never able to travel outside of the United States. So, when choosing a college, I searched for a school that offered study abroad programs because I had heard of so many people who...

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Loneliness Abroad
Dec17

Loneliness Abroad

There are a lot of incredible things about studying abroad. And most of the time, you’ve talked to other people who have done it and seen instagram posts of your acquaintances. It’s going to be amazing! It’s going to be the most incredible experience of my life! And that can be true! But one of the things I wish I had known was the possibility of loneliness. This isn’t applicable to all programs, but I know for me it was very real. I...

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