While Abroad- GREEEEECE
Jun21

While Abroad- GREEEEECE

I have been in Greece for two weeks and only have one more to go. It has been bittersweet thinking about leaving this beautiful country, but I am excited to go home to tell my family and friends everything. This program entails us to travel throughout the country of Greece. We have stayed in six hotels thus far. My first stop was Santorini and I was astounded by that island. It was exactly how the movies depicted it and how I only...

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Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment
Jun21

Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment

I’ve been in Spain for just over two weeks now, and I could not be more thankful that I chose to come here! I was really nervous when we first arrived, because my flight was quite a few hours late and I didn’t know anyone else doing the program. It was incredible to me that within the first few days everyone was friends with each other – we’re all in this together! Within the first week, we got paired with our...

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Jaw-Dropping Beauty
Jun20

Jaw-Dropping Beauty

Following our rapid-tongued tour guide through the quaint cobblestone streets of Toledo, I’ll admit: I might have zoned out a bit. It was the end of my first week in Spain, I hadn’t heard a word of English in days, and my energy was beginning to wane. The town was beautiful and contained so much fascinating history, but after a few hours, my wind began to wander to topics like “I wonder what’s for lunch”...

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Le Monde
Jun20

Le Monde

Getting to tour Le Monde was definitely a highlight of my stay in France. The night before we went, I was definitely feeling the pressure since this industry visit was geared towards my interests. I never really speak up in group settings since I over think a lot and don’t want to sound stupid in a group, but I knew that everyone in our group was counting on me to be the most engaged and ask the most questions. I researched the...

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Firenze, Italy
Jun19

Firenze, Italy

It’s definitely been a crazy few weeks here in Firenze. At first it was a tough adjustment but I’m learning to get used to the big city life. When we first arrived in the city it was a bit overwhelming and I was already having second thoughts about the whole experience. After the first day of class I was feeling a lot more comfortable with where I was because the teachers were so inviting and understanding. The teachers here seem to...

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Part One: The Great European Gelato Tour
Jun19

Part One: The Great European Gelato Tour

A brief summary: I started out on this three-month, eight-country* journey on May 12, with a ticket to Belgrade, Serbia as part of the Serbia Fellowship Experience. I spent two weeks in Serbia, split between a hotel in Belgrade and a host family in the town of Blace. Then, I had one week before my two-month UA in Spain program began, so I traveled slowly to Madrid with my step-sister via train across Europe, with stops in Milan,...

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