Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure
Jun27

Why Delays and Missed Flights Are Just Part of the Adventure

Hi guys! I am Kaitlin, and I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain this summer. Before my trip abroad, I had never been on an international flight before. In fact, I had only ever been on a plane once. Airports are stressful. This is a fact of travel that everyone accepts. I arrived at the Atlanta airport for the first leg of my flight to Madrid nervous but mostly excited for the adventure ahead of me. I went through security, found my...

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Excursions in Spain
Jun27

Excursions in Spain

One of the best parts of my study abroad program were the excursions. I participated in UA’s Language and Culture program in Spain, and we visited some of the most important historical and cultural sights in the country. Our program consisted of class Monday through Thursday with relevant trips on Friday and Saturday.My favorite excursion was Toledo, but I also thoroughly enjoyed visiting Segovia, Salamanca, and Aranjuez. Toledo was...

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First Impressions of Prague
Jun26

First Impressions of Prague

            With this being my first time leaving the United States, I didn’t know what to expect of the Czech Republic. I watched several videos and did my research, but at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like being here and experiencing things for yourself. In my short time of being here, I have had the opportunity to explore and fully immerse myself here in Prague....

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A Lot to Learn
Jun24

A Lot to Learn

The EC 309 class that I took during my 3-week trip to Europe was the least of the lessons that I am taking into my future. That’s not to understate the terrific teaching of Dr. Lee and Dr. Arcabic, but this was also my first trip out of the country. Understandably, I learned a lot about traveling and different cultures. Here are some recommendations, observations, and fun facts for anyone else who might be in the same position as me....

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Discover Something Unique
Jun24

Discover Something Unique

Throughout the extent of my UA Macroeconomics in Europe course, I was able to visit some of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Between Prague, Budapest, and Venice, I’ve taken so many beautiful pictures and made lots of lasting memories. However, the memories that I will cherish most from this trip will likely not come from any these locations. I would guess that very few of you reading this post could tell me where the city of Pula...

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Missing Belize
Jun24

Missing Belize

Being back in the U.S. for almost a month now is still odd. While in Belize, my skin was acne-free from eating fresh, unprocessed food and swimming in salt water every day. Now, my face is breaking out and I easily get cold since I’m not used to air conditioning. I remember going to Walmart for the first time when I got back was a crazy experience. It was very bright, it was cold and there were so many people. I miss the ocean...

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