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 Europe. Though covid has meant changing rules and restrictions throughout...
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...
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 all enjoyed, but found ourselves blown away at how much we fell in live...
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...

“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 my parents, UA study abroad advisor, program chairwoman, and abroad...
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...
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 an area that I wanted to pursue in my life. After reading the...
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 be home and getting to see my friends and family again, I do miss Rome...

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 the next six weeks in England where I will be taking classes at the...
Fall Semester Coming to Close

Fall Semester Coming to Close

Well, it crept up on me pretty fast, but I’ve just recently returned from my Fall semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland.  Despite the pandemic and other complications that kept my time abroad uncertain, I’m honestly very happy and surprised with how much I was...