Bama Bloggers Abroad

Hopping Around Europe

Hopping Around Europe

As my study abroad in London and Lisbon is nearing its end, I wanted to write others about the ease of traveling to other countries while in Europe. Once across the Atlantic, wherever your home base...

Pre-Departure: Faculty Led Program

Pre-Departure: Faculty Led Program

Introduction Hello all! My name is Evelyn Diller, and I am a marketing major going into my junior year at UA. This summer, I had the pleasure of attending a faculty led program to Prague and Berlin...

Being Abroad: “Soak It All In!”

Being Abroad: “Soak It All In!”

Going abroad, you are often advised to soak it all in and make the most of it. When hearing this from friends and family, I was intimidated by this! Questions arose like what happens when I’m too...

Leaving for Italy

Leaving for Italy

To prepare to go to Italy I was researching Italian clothing style and their culture to find the do’s and don’ts. I was researching the areas I would be in the most or that I would be going to and...

Study Abroad Wrap Up!

Study Abroad Wrap Up!

I am sitting in the airport writing this post feeling very bittersweet. I have just finished up studying abroad in Barcelona for a month. It was one of the best experiences, and I want to share more...

Public Transportation While Abroad

Public Transportation While Abroad

Utilizing public transportation when studying abroad can be so useful. It is something I think everyone should try to take advantage of if they have it in your city! I am studying in Barcelona,...

Beating Jet Lag!

Beating Jet Lag!

My story with jet lag when studying abroad in Barcelona! Hello everyone, my name is Rachel Rybicki and I am studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain this summer! I will be in Barcelona studying for a...

Before I Go

Before I Go

I am officially a little over 24 hours away from hopping on a plane and heading for Paris. And yet, I feel completely unprepared. I am taking part in the UA on the Camino de Santiago trip, and for...

Pre Departure: Excitement and Nerves

Pre Departure: Excitement and Nerves

Hi all! My name is Samantha Johnson, but I usually go by Sam. I am doing a study abroad this summer in London for a Forensic Psychology Program that fulfills my Junior Writing Seminar. While I am...

Why Do We Travel?

Why Do We Travel?

As young adults, we are so often challenged to find our identity or question what we have always placed our identity in, and, as I am staring down the one-week mark before my departure to Ghana for...

Studying Abroad in Italy

Studying Abroad in Italy

I’m visiting 6 different cities and 2 different countries in about 10 days. So far, It has been one of the most exhausting but rewarding experiences I’ve had. We have been to Milan and Venice, and...

Advice I Wish I had for Studying Abroad

Advice I Wish I had for Studying Abroad

When I was preparing for my trip, I wish I had a list of things that would have helped me prepare better. Good thing is, I’m not going to let you struggle with the same thing! First and most...

Light Packing is Your Best Friend

Light Packing is Your Best Friend

Light packing has never been a word in my dictionary. It usually hasn’t been that big of a deal and it's always been relatively manageable. If I could go back in time and do one thing differently...

Reflection of Studying in Croatia & Italy

Reflection of Studying in Croatia & Italy

Overall, this trip has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I feel like I have grown so much as an individual and have had so many experiences that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t...

Studying Abroad in Dubrovnik

Studying Abroad in Dubrovnik

On the study abroad trip I went on, our first stop was in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Although it was a city that I had never thought about visiting prior to hearing we were going on the trip, I could not...

Week 2 in Paradise

Week 2 in Paradise

This second week was even better than my first week, which I didn’t know was possible since last week was so fun! We had more beach days, shopped in different cities around the island, and learned...

The Best First Week!

The Best First Week!

In just my first week in Sint Maarten, I have gained new friends, knowledge, and amazing memories. It has been so, so busy, but the tiredness is worth all of the beautiful sights and fun experiences...

Belize in Retrospect

Belize in Retrospect

It’s been a few days since I’ve returned from my study abroad trip in Belize, and I don’t think the extent of the things I experienced has quite caught up with me yet. Though I was only in the...

Be Where Your Feet Are!

Be Where Your Feet Are!

Studying abroad is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things I have ever done. Traveling the world is something that I have always dreamed of, and now that I am here, I am dealing with an...

Tips and Tricks for Long Flights

Tips and Tricks for Long Flights

Something I do not think people talk about enough are the flights to and from your study abroad destinations. These flights can be as crazy as 15 hours, but most of them are probably in the 7 to 9...

Inaugural Trip Across the Pond

Inaugural Trip Across the Pond

Studying abroad was always something on my college bucket list, however, I was not always sure how to go about it. There are so many program options, locations, and areas of study, the choice can be...

Fútbol in Colombia!

Fútbol in Colombia!

During my second week in my 6-week program in Colombia, I got to attend my first fútbol (soccer) game in the city I am staying in, Barranquilla! Our professor had even bought the entire group...

Tapas in BCN

Tapas in BCN

I decided to spend a semester in Barcelona, Spain at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. During my time abroad I fell in love with Barcelona but once I leave, I will definitely miss the food the...

Departure from Oceania

Departure from Oceania

As I am leaving Fiji, I have reflected on a few of the things I have learned in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. I have learned the world is a lot bigger than I ever thought, and I can learn almost...

Moroccan Excursion Comes to An End

Moroccan Excursion Comes to An End

My time in Morocco has been a whirlwind. Between studying Arabic at an institution and exploring every corner of Morocco while absorbing the culture, the past four weeks have flown by. While in...

Exploring the Wonders of Morocco

Exploring the Wonders of Morocco

Arriving to a new country can be incredibly overwhelming. You're in a strange new place that you may have never been before that may also speak a language that you do not know. Some of your first...

An Experience of a Lifetime

An Experience of a Lifetime

Over the past 3 weeks I had the opportunity to travel to four different countries and seven cities in Europe with UA Study Abroad. I don't even know where to begin with everything I learned and took...

Abroad in London

Abroad in London

When I first arrived in London, I was immediately occupied listening to the locals talk. There's nothing like a good British accent, and I absolutely enjoyed listening to those around me. I was so...

What London Has Taught Me

What London Has Taught Me

It’s been an amazing first half of my trip. Currently on my way to Lisbon from London. I’ve created so many memories already and learned so much. Some things surprised me such as their pizza. You...

Go Abroad! And Go Again! It’s Worth iIt.

Go Abroad! And Go Again! It’s Worth iIt.

This is the second time I have studied abroad, the first being last summer in Rome. This time I am traveling to London, England, and Lisbon, Portugal, with a group from UA. Traveling last summer...

Traveling Alone vs. Traveling in a Group

Traveling Alone vs. Traveling in a Group

Traveling to another country, whether you have done it before or not, can be extremely scary. Last summer I studied abroad in Italy by myself, which was the first time I have ever been out of the...

Difference Between London and Lisbon

Difference Between London and Lisbon

On this trip, my program spent a week in London and a week in Lisbon, Portugal. While both are cities, they could not be any more different. London is a large, bustling city that never sleeps. There...

Day Tripping

Day Tripping

Most study abroad trips stay in one or two places for the duration of the trip with time to do day trips on the weekend. My trip, economics in Croatia and Italy, however, spanned five countries and...