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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Traveling Solo
Dec12

Traveling Solo

One of the most amazing things about studying abroad is the opportunity to live in a new place and take the chance to travel and see more of the world than you could from home. But traveling is hard, and it also can be hard to find people you want to travel with. So that’s why one of my favorite things I did abroad was solo travel. It seems scary, but it can be amazing and challenging and incredibly rewarding. We’ve all been on...

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Wrapping up the semester at Kedge!
Dec10

Wrapping up the semester at Kedge!

The center of Bordeaux. As I enter the last couple of days with my Kedge studies in Bordeaux, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the experience that I have had studying abroad. First, Kedge itself has been a wonderful school to study abroad with. The courses are interesting, the teachers are diverse and thoughtful, and the other students at the school have been welcoming and exciting. Overall, Kedge has out done my expectations....

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