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 where I got to see some Caravaggio paintings! It was a once in a life...
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 different culture than I have seen before, and I was also excited to...
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 Stockholm much later than I previously was and I am not very happy about it,...
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 my study abroad program. Thinking back, I’m not even sure I believed...
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 absolutely thrilled as I sit here in the airport waiting on my 30 hours...
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 three occasions, but have yet to travel to Asia. This will be a...
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 restrictions, costs, and just how big of an opportunity this is. I...
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 and they were exactly right. There were times of missing friends and...
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 its language and culture. At first, when descending into Rome, I was...
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 to describe the food, so I thought I would write about it here. I...