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Pre-Departure

Starting college was a very difficult time for me. I am from a small town and have gone to the same school with the same people my whole life. You would think I should have been ecstatic to leave and start at UGA with everything it had to offer but…
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Heading into a new world

To many the idea of leaving your home country and traveling overseas may first seem frightening. The thought of being in a new place surrounded by new people and a culture far from your own can make some uneasy. This may cause feelings of anxiety and you might contemplate on…
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Academic Impact

The purpose of the Avian Biology study abroad program was to invite students to not only gain a new cultural experience in multi-diverse world but to place us into the heart of the country itself and indulge in the wildlife around us. Allowing us to see these marvelous creatures in…
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Reflections from the halfway point

Since my internship abroad lasts 8 weeks, I won’t be home in time to blog about what life at home, post-abroad experience is like. Instead I decided to blog about where I am at now. Tomorrow marks the first day of my fourth week, which means I am halfway done….
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Chickens and Ducks, Oh My!

On my first full day in Toulouse, I went grocery shopping. It was a normal activity that surprisingly left me with a better appreciation for French culture. The produce section was the same and while the snack brands were different, the food was what I knew- potato chips and chocolate…
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From Farm to Table

The best part about being able to go on this study abroad was the wide variety of sights I had the blessing to see. These topics covered everything from orchids to foie gras to angora production. Because of the diversity of agricultural systems discussed, many of my top moments on…
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Dreaming of Toulouse

At the beginning of May, I was just like any other University of Georgia student, dedicating my time to late nights in the library and long exams in the lecture hall. Throughout all this, I was also frantically packing for a trip I could not even begin to conceptualize. Visiting…
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