Bama Bloggers Abroad

Au Revoir Paris, Bonjour Tours!

Au Revoir Paris, Bonjour Tours!

Just a little over a week ago I arrived in France! It’s so hard to believe how fast time has flown. This first week has been the best introduction to France I could have asked for. Before starting...

The Day I Never Lived – Lost to Cambodia

The Day I Never Lived – Lost to Cambodia

There’s 365 days in a year, but this one might as well have been a leap year for me. Flying westward from the US to Cambodia, a day is lost in the process. This is but one realization of many that...

Traveling While Abroad

Traveling While Abroad

When I started thinking about study abroad, I knew I wanted to travel if possible. Part of why I chose London was because it seemed like a great location for traveling around to other places in...

Experiencing Art in Rome

Experiencing Art in Rome

I’ve been in Rome for just a couple of days to study art and art history and have already experienced so much. We’ve been to the colosseum, the Vatican, and today we went to the Palazzo Barberini...

Weekend Trip to Morocco

Weekend Trip to Morocco

I am studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and this last weekend my roommates and I took a trip just south to Tangier, Morocco. I was especially excited about this trip because I knew it would be a much...

Travel Day

Travel Day

Today is my travel day and it has started off with a huge BANG. First, my flight gets cancelled and I have to rebook. Second, it is Friday the 13th so what else could go wrong? I now get into...

A Hiking Guide to Busan, South Korea

A Hiking Guide to Busan, South Korea

So you have found yourself visiting the mountainous, bustling city of Busan. Located in the southeastern part of South Korea, Busan is the second-largest city with beautiful beaches, bustling night...

The Road to Phnom Penh

The Road to Phnom Penh

As I sit in the airport awaiting a connecting flight to Seoul, South Korea (where I will then fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia), I figured there is no better time to reflect on the pre-departure phase of...

Cambodia Bound!

Cambodia Bound!

Hi blog! My name is Jack Steinmetz and I am a Junior studying mechanical engineering on the STEM Path to the MBA.  I am about to embark on the journey of a lifetime to Cambodia for 2 weeks! I am...

Ready or Not!

Ready or Not!

Hi everyone! My name is Sawyer Griffy. I am a mathematics major in the STEM Path to MBA. I am about to embark on a fascinating trip to Cambodia for the next two weeks. I have traveled to Europe on...

Preparing for Italy

Preparing for Italy

If I was to tell myself one year ago that I would be in my final hours before departing to study abroad in multiple towns in Italy I wouldn't believe it at first due to all of the covid-related...

Popping Out to Portugal

Popping Out to Portugal

A few weeks ago, for my spring break, me and a few of my roommates decided to use or week of free time to take a trip around the Iberian Peninsula. We went to Madrid for a few days first, which we...

Spanish Culture

Spanish Culture

Food             Spanish food is very diverse depending on the region you are in. While in Spain we have tried many authentic Spanish foods...

All that Madrid has to offer

All that Madrid has to offer

At first, I was a little overwhelmed with how large of a city Madrid is, having over 6 million people. I thought that it was going to be very difficult trying to navigate all that it has to offer....

Adjusting to Spain

Adjusting to Spain

I have now been in Spain for 3 months, and it was a challenging change at times. During the Alabama study abroad seminar, they discussed the different phases of emotions we would go through abroad...

Academics in Madrid, Spain

Academics in Madrid, Spain

Courses Academics in Spain vary from the United States in so many ways. In most courses, there are two meeting days for 2 hours a piece. One large group for lecture and the other in a reduced group...

Korean Kafe’s!

Cafe's are very popular in South Korea. I felt like I couldn't turn a corner without seeing at least five of them. As a coffee lover I was very excited about this aspect of South Korea. However, I...

“I live here”

Moving to another country seems like an insurmountable task, and for me, it has not been a walk in the park. Despite the fact that I have spent over half a year preparing, and have had support from...

Arriving in Roma!

Arriving in Roma!

Never in my life had I sat in a plane for over 10 hours, let alone flown across an ocean. Surprisingly, I did not expect to be nervous when arriving in a new country despite being unfamiliar with...

Food in Italy

Food in Italy

Italian food is very prevalent in American culture with Italian classics such as pasta and pizza filling tables all over the US. I have got several longing requests from friends and family back home...

2 Days Out

2 Days Out

In college, anything is possible. Considering it's almost been a year since I started the process of Study Abroad, I'm blown away by how fast time has passed. It has always been a dream of mine to...

Vacationing During a Virtual Internship

Vacationing During a Virtual Internship

At this point in my virtual internship abroad I've come to realize there are a myriad of pros and cons to having your international internship relegated to a 13 inch laptop screen. The biggest and...

The Answer is Yes

The Answer is Yes

Are you excited?  The question asked by every encounter for the last month. The answer is YES.  In truth, there is more behind the one word answer that everyone receives; rather a novel...

From Alabama to Athens!

From Alabama to Athens!

As I am entering my senior year at the University of Alabama, I could not be more excited to finally fulfill my dreams of studying abroad! From my very first year in college, I knew that travel was...

Why Madrid?

Why Madrid?

I’ve wanted to study abroad ever since I graduated high school. I knew I wanted to go to a Spanish-speaking country to further my language proficiency, but besides that, I didn’t have much else...

A Week Removed

A Week Removed

Sunset over Piazza del Popolo with St. Peter's Basilica in the distance A week after my return to the states, I feel well adjusted to home. When I first got off the plane in Atlanta and saw a sign...

When in Rome…

When in Rome…

Trevi Fountain I am writing this post from my bed back home. It is so hard to believe that my time in Rome has come to an end. I feel like my 10 weeks in Rome went by so quickly. While I am glad to...

Getting Ready for London

As my departure date gets closer and closer, I am feeling a rush of excitement and am ready to go abroad. My name is Jacob Limbocker and I just finished my sophomore year at UA and am about to spend...

Preparing for Virtual Study Abroad

Preparing for Virtual Study Abroad

I have always wanted to study abroad and experience life in a different country.  For me, my study abroad experience had to happen during the first three years of college, because for my...

Banking Never Ends… (but these have to)

Banking Never Ends… (but these have to)

Although investment banking and compliance do not end, these posts unfortunately have to! It has been eye opening to see those in the compliance departments in the various countries come together...

Banking & Compliance

Banking & Compliance

My internship happens to be with Maybank, one of the top five banks in Southeast Asia. The company has total assets between 165 billion and 200 billion dollars (saw different numbers quoted), has a...

The Start of Banking in Southeast Asia

The Start of Banking in Southeast Asia

Banking in Southeast Asia sounds fun, doesn't it? Well, how about if I told you it would be virtual! Traveling has always been a passion of mine. Coming to UA, I was hoping I would be able to study...

A Summer Spent on a Laptop Screen

A Summer Spent on a Laptop Screen

With my final meeting come and gone, I suppose it is now time for me to reflect on the unique experience of an international internship experienced exclusively over ZOOM. In an unprecedented time it...

Why I Choose to Study Abroad in Ireland

I planned to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland through the UA in Ireland: Chemical Engineering program. This opportunity was extremely important to me because I have never left the country and didn't...

Reflections

Reflections

Having been home for a few days now, I have had time to think and reflect about my study abroad experience in Spain. The experiences I have had and the memories I have made have been incredibly...

My Final Week in Copenhagen

My Final Week in Copenhagen

Wow! As I approach my final week in Copenhagen, I am amazed at how quickly my time here has flown bye. It has now been approximately 3 months since I have been living in Denmark. As cliche as it is...

Clocking Out in Chile, Chowing Down in Chicago

Clocking Out in Chile, Chowing Down in Chicago

Greetings again, this time from my new hotel room in Chicago! After 1200+ miles and a full day stopover in Nashville I’ve just clocked out of my first day in the new place and I’m excited to hit the...

There’s No Place Like Rome

There’s No Place Like Rome

July 22nd. 2021 The Pantheon It is crazy to think that I have been here for almost 2 months. Time really has flown by. I remember getting here and wondering if I was going to make friends or how I...

When in Rome…

When in Rome…

I can’t believe I am already over halfway done with my program. So far, My most exciting and culturally immersive experience was Italy's national team winning the euro cup. I went to a big public...

Barcelona So Far

Barcelona So Far

Hi. I'm currently typing this blog post late at night in the bedroom of my shared apartment in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. I've writing this on the 16th of June, and I have been here for almost...

Studying in Copenhagen

Studying in Copenhagen

For the past 3 weeks, I have been apart of a study abroad program called DIS located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been such an amazing time so far exploring the city, meeting new people, and of...

UA in Spain

I am doing UA in Spain, and I am doing it online due to COVID, however, it is still the same classes. I get to work on my Spanish with native Spanish speakers, which only increases my comprehension...

Blink and you’ll miss it

Blink and you’ll miss it

Hi again. It's now the 6th of July as I write this on a terrace in Barcelona. Since my last post, I have travelled to Mallorca, Valencia, and Madrid during the weekends while working at my...