This unique semester has slowly and certainly acquainted me with a welcomed, yet pretty unfamiliar concept: quiet. My ordinary days here have been largely quiet and still, and they have looked markedly different than those of my typical semester schedules. Most days here have been devoid of the numbing hustle and incessant noise that grew all too … Continue reading A Bittersweet Scottish Send-Off: Closing 5 Months in Edinburgh with Gratitude
I was presented with a dilemma about ten months ago. I was a junior in the flux of fall semester embarking in her first strides of quiet reassurance as an upperclassman. I was older and wiser now- I needed to have the air that I always knew what I was doing. However, I hit a … Continue reading The One with the Truth About London
Time is concrete. A concept we can all understand and something that remains true for all of us, no matter who or where we are. I had ten months of time to contemplate and anticipate my abroad adventures that loomed in the future. That’s a long time to ponder something, but it came and went, … Continue reading Three truths about the concept of time abroad
If I could summarize my study abroad semester with EPA London in one word, it would be “experience.” I’m not sure what I expected the semester to be like as I boarded the plane to start my time abroad, but I am confident that I had no idea of just what I would encounter when … Continue reading Experiencing London
Even with a large down coat, I was unprepared for the winter months of Edinburgh, Scotland. Coming from the south, my idea of cold is slightly different than the Scottish cold. However, at the end of my time here, I am actually sad to be packing my coat and saying goodbye to my morning walks … Continue reading Cheers, to Scotland!
The first time I thought about studying abroad was over winter break sophomore year, when my friend Adam told me he was going abroad to China for the summer. Adam’s excitement rubbed off on me, but I figured that by the time I got back to campus it’d be too late to apply to any … Continue reading Living it up in London
I participated in the Bonn internship program during the spring semester of 2015 and could not have been happier with my decision. I knew I wanted to continue getting hands-on experience in the animal field, especially in zoos, and the very dedicated program director, Hartwig Prüßmann, worked tirelessly to make that possible. He was able to … Continue reading The Birds and Bonn: An Awesome Animal Conservation Internship