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...
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 in English I was taken aback. This was slightly humorous but...

Bis später!

Far before I stepped foot on UA’s beautiful campus, let alone knew I would be attending UA, I knew that I wanted to study abroad at least once while in college. I had heard from high school teachers and other mentors that a study abroad trip was a transformative...
Paris, Je t’aime

Paris, Je t’aime

The first week in France has ended and I can finally begin to organize my thoughts on all of the things that have happened thus far. The first week in France was spent in Paris with the goal of helping us to get accustomed to hearing and responding to French on a...

While Abroad

My first impression while arriving in Spain was that there was more graffiti than I thought there would be! My idea of Spain was that it was a clean and classy country (and it is). While those things are true, I did not expect to see sidewalks and buildings with...

Post Oxford–Summer 2016

Wow, what a summer. I left for Oxford, England with zero expectations and returned to the US with numerous and irreplaceable friends and memories. This trip was one of culture, history, and knowledge that made each of my experiences abroad even more meaningful. The...

The Return

The last leg of my journey led me to Venice, Verona, and finally seeing a live opera production! Our trip to Venice was too short, but the taste we got was delightful. It is a stunning city with a fascinating history and even more fascinating architecture. Verona,...

My Spirit Grows Faint Within Me…

I am home now from Cambodia, but I wrote this while there: It’s been a long few days. We flew for 22 hours (not including layover time in Atlanta and Korea) and arrived in Phnom Penh about 11 pm Friday night. Having lost 12 hours of our lives, our bodies were confused...