Bama Bloggers Abroad

My Last Day in Malaga, Spain

My Last Day in Malaga, Spain

As my study abroad experience has come to an end, I can truly say that this experience has changed my life. The best advice I can give you is to come in with an open mind and be willing to try new...

One Month Abroad: what is worth it?

One Month Abroad: what is worth it?

I have recently returned from my month in Spain, and now that I have had time to reflect, I wanted to talk about the things that I found most beneficial and the things that were not worth it on the...

Back To The Basics

Back To The Basics

It is a strange feeling when you come back to a place that is so familiar when you have been gone for an extensive amount of time. Nothing has changed about home, but everything feels different...

UA in Belgium:Roadtripping across Europe

UA in Belgium:Roadtripping across Europe

I have been in Belgium for almost three weeks now, and it's almost time to go home! This time in the program is very bittersweet, as I'm tired (travelling is a lot more work than you think!) and...

The Great Pyramids… of Northern Italy

The Great Pyramids… of Northern Italy

I am currently on a study abroad in Trento, Italy which is a city similar to the size of Tuscaloosa in the Province of Trentino in Northern Italy. On the weekends we have been lucky enough to be...

Best Places to Visit in Busan

Best Places to Visit in Busan

Oncheon-cheon, Busan - During cherry blossom season Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, and being a mountainous area surrounded by beaches, there are many amazing spots to visit during...

[UA in Oxford] Falling in Love with Oxford

[UA in Oxford] Falling in Love with Oxford

View of Oxford from St. Mary's Church Where to begin! I had the most amazing opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England this past month. Before the trip, I had always dreamed of exploring the...

Dear future people studying abroad!

Dear future people studying abroad!

Studying abroad was an AMAZING experience. I learned so many great things. There are definitely many things I would've changed before going abroad. For example, do not pack a lot of clothes. You...

Lago de Atitlán

Lago de Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is a volcanic crater lake in surrounded by volcanoes in the highlands of southwest Guatemala. During the faculty-led UA in Guatemala trip, we spent two days on the lake. The lake is...

Live, Laugh, Lab: Life in Denmark

Live, Laugh, Lab: Life in Denmark

For the month of July, my classmates and I completed the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory, which is a technical writing/ lab requirement for our degree. Needless to say, it was a lot...

Final Study Abroad Post

Final Study Abroad Post

Upon my arrival back home to Cincinnati, Ohio, a lot of thoughts were running through my head. I was very excited to see my family and friends, eat at familiar restaurants, and start my co-op. I...

Mid-program Day Trip to Berlin

Mid-program Day Trip to Berlin

Brandenburg Gate Victory Monument TV Tower Checkpoint Charlie View from the Ferry View from TV Tower To take a break from the heavy coursework and report writing Unit Operations Lab demands, we took...

Life In Italy So Far…

Life In Italy So Far…

The city of Rome is unlike any other place in the entire world. The most incredible part about this city is that there is always somewhere new to explore and learn about. I loved getting to know all...

Falling in Love with England

Falling in Love with England

Studying abroad at the University of Oxford in England was easily the greatest experience of my life. The United Kingdom was everything I expected it to be. Every day felt like waking up in a dream....

Navigation and Sightseeing

Navigation and Sightseeing

Navigating is not my strong suit. If I must be absolutely honest, I have no directional skills at all. However, after getting a guide to school and following the landmarks I frantically noted, I was...

A month after… and still no luggage…

A month after… and still no luggage…

After being back in the U.S. for a month, looking back on study abroad, it all feels like a dream. Was I ever really there? I haven't undergone much reverse culture shock other than just missing how...

A weekend escape to Lisbon

A weekend escape to Lisbon

This weekend, I took the 3-hour train to Lisbon from Porto after we finished up our work on Friday afternoon. My friends and I didn’t get into Lisbon until almost 10 pm so by the time we took the...

Take Me Back To Belize!

Take Me Back To Belize!

I never would've thought I'd be so hesitant to go home to the states, or so ready to go back to Belize. Travel withdrawal is a real thing. Really though, I've found that even my busy days at home...

Filling (almost) Every Second

Filling (almost) Every Second

Once I returned from Spain, I swear I slept for three days straight … which means I did it right. Having the opportunity to study abroad not only is a fun way to get course credit, but an even...

Brussel’s Relevance on the Global Stage

Brussel’s Relevance on the Global Stage

For the past three weeks I have been studying international institutions and European politics in the capital of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium. Thus far, the trip has been everything I could...

Paris: Student Must Sees!

Paris: Student Must Sees!

It is currently July 19, and I offically leave Paris in less than 2 weeks. I have been here since May with ISA and have had the most incredible experince exploring and the city and learning a new...

Before Studying in Seoul, South Korea

Before Studying in Seoul, South Korea

When I first began to consider studying abroad, there were a lot of things happening in my life. It was my very first semester in college and my parents were having to adjust. I was overwhelmed with...

Advice to Students Studying Abroad

Advice to Students Studying Abroad

Sitting on the plane on the return flight, looking out the window, I shed a tear. Studying abroad in Spain for a month was the experience of a lifetime. It gave me new friendships, more knowledge,...

The Week Before Denmark – Dublin and London

The Week Before Denmark – Dublin and London

Guinness Storehouse Malahide Castle Irish Whiskey Museum Butter Slip alley in Kilkenny The Long Room at Trinity College Kilkenny Castle Having my passport and first opportunity to travel around...

Advice for Future Study Abroad Students

Advice for Future Study Abroad Students

As I reflect on my semester abroad, I feel I can give some thoughtful advice to students who are planning to go abroad in the future. It truly is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, and there...

My first week in Portugal

My first week in Portugal

Ola, friends! I am in Porto, Portugal participating in the European Innovation Academy business accelerator. I have been here for a bit over a week and think I am settling in pretty nicely! I am...

A Tour of Trinity College Dublin!

A Tour of Trinity College Dublin!

During my last weekend of studying abroad at Oxford, I received the amazing opportunity to travel to Dublin, Ireland, with a group of close friends. We explored the city, ate at pubs that had some...

Why I decided to Study Abroad

Why I decided to Study Abroad

Hello! My name is Elise, and I am studying abroad in Germany. The program I’m in is UA affiliated and called UA German Language and Culture. I chose to study abroad because I want to learn more...

Everything is so close together in Europe

Everything is so close together in Europe

As someone who has never left the United States, I was eager to travel as much as possible while in Europe. Something that really attracted me to the UA in Oxford program is the flexibility of the...

The Magic of Guatemala

The Magic of Guatemala

The Black Sands of Monterrico Beach Hola from Antigua, Guatemala! This is my first time out of the country, and I wanted to pick a trip that would be affordable and educational, and this trip...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

I am Madeline Bunch, and I'm currently minoring in German. I decided to study abroad in Germany to improve my knowledge of the language and culture. After 5 weeks of staying in Germany, I feel like...

Extra European Travel

Extra European Travel

For my study abroad experience, I chose the UA in Spain program. One of my favorite parts about this program was that we got to explore other locations as well as just Madrid. Our Saturday...

Half way through living in Rome!

Half way through living in Rome!

A panoramic of the Colosseum!! Ever since I have started school here in Rome, it’s been so difficult to do a school day and try to see all the sights. My friends and I have come up with a good...

Heading to Denmark

Heading to Denmark

I was excited to take the chemical engineering unit operations lab in Copenhagen, Denmark for the month of July. To prepare for the trip I began to learn common Danish phrases and read up about the...