Monthly Archives: August 2018

Spain

Hello, my name is Douglas Ledford. I studied abroad in Alcalá, Spain in summer of 2018. This program was a faculty led program that I chose because it was in a country I was interested in going to. I took four classes with the University of Alcalá and one class with UTC. An asset of this trip was that I traveled with a group of students and professors from

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A Summer of Adventure

Before I studied abroad, I was extremely nervous about visiting another country for two months that was 4,000 miles away with an ocean in between. This past summer, I was given the opportunity to study in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain at the Franklin Institute. For years, I knew that I wanted to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, but I didn’t know which one, if it would be

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A Summer in Greece

I chose to study abroad in Athens, Greece for my whole summer. Best decision and summer I have ever had. I was in Greece for almost 3 months which is a long time to be abroad and be away from everyone you usually see including your family and friends. I made friends right when I got there, and I am not the most outgoing girl. That was the part

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Learning How to Fail

In our society, the word fail carries a negative connotation, but learning how to fail is the only way you can really succeed. In an attempt to fit 5 weeks into 500 words, I want to tell anyone reading this everything I learned from my failures. My expectations going into the trip were that I would become more fluent in my Spanish and be able to compare the medical care in the

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My Time Abroad

As I sat down on the plane headed to Paris, I began to regret every moment I had spent this summer doing anything but study French. I panicked the entire way to my host family’s house, but pretty soon my worries were put to rest. My host family welcomed me, and although they did not speak English, we understood each other well enough. I learned the next day that plenty of students

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The Spanish Summertime

My study abroad experience changed my life entirely. Being able to live and go to school in Spain gave me the opportunity to combine my personal interests with my occupational goals.  Some things that really stood out to me during my time abroad was the work culture in Europe. I liked the relaxed approach to work in Europe compared to the United States. Work culture in Europe is important

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Scotland Field Experience

My trip to Scotland was the first time I ever traveled outside of the country.  The first part of our group arrived early in the morning, exhausted, but ready to get started with the trip. We wasted little time in leaving the airport to begin our journey. This first day was mainly used to acquaint ourselves with the city we would be spending several days in.  On day two,

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Daily Life

My travels to another country that was all the way across the world has absolutely changed my perspective of peoples at home and abroad. Before this trip, the farthest away from home (which is Chattanooga, TN) I had been, was the Bahamas. Growing up in a rather conservative area of the state and city, I had always heard such myths and mysteries about China and other Asian countries. For

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Seville, Spain Summer 2018

My summer abroad was truly an amazing experience. I studied abroad in Seville, Spain and am so grateful I chose this city and country to study in. Spain is a place where tradition, culture, and entertainment are bursting with life. It is a country full of passion and pride for what their history is and what the country also offers today. I was pleased to meet locals from Spain

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You Should Come to China

During elementary school, we learn about these ancient empires that seem so far away, but China is not some distant relative anymore; they are on centerstage. I could not contain my excitement to visit China and immerse myself in their rich cultural history that encompasses all aspects of life. Before landing in the sprawling city of Shanghai, I had not met many people from China, so I was excited

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