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Colors

I am back in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is strange to be here again and settle into the normalcy and the hum of daily life here. It’s funny how the world doesn’t stop moving when you are away. You come back…
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Life After Romania

“So..did you get homesick?” My Mom posed this question this morning over breakfast and coffee. I’ve been home for about five days now and yet it still feels like we haven’t talked about my trip enough. She’s sure there are pictures that I haven’t shown her and stories that I…
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Pondering Kindness in Romania

This was my first experience traveling abroad. Prior to my trip to Romania, I had never been in country where the majority of the people do not speak English as their first language. The language barrier was the first experience that I found truly thought provoking. It was a little…
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The Blessing of Romanian Colleagues

As I sit in a coffee shop typing away, I miss European coffee, but I miss the friends I made in Romania more. One of my favorite parts of the two-week trip abroad was getting to know Romanian communications students and their perspectives. Our translators for the week were students…
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Au Revoir, Toulouse

Leaving Toulouse is bittersweet. I have enjoyed my time here. The trips to quaint villages near Toulouse, meeting and interacting hardworking farmers, learning about the way french agriculture is in France, as well as eating lots of amazing food make me sad to say au revouir (goodbye). France has been…
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Coming Home

I can’t begin to describe the feelings of watching the flight-tracker on my 9 and a half hour flight when we crossed over the Georgia state line. After a month abroad, I was ready to be home to my family, my bed, and Chick-Fil-A sweet tea. It’s been wonderful being…
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French Farming

Over the past three weeks in Toulouse, we have been on numerous field trips to local farms. I have loved having the opportunity to discuss the differences and similarities of American and French agriculture. My favorite trip that we took was to a beef farm about an hour outside of…
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Homeward Bound

Since I left the United States, I have had the date June 4th stuck in my mind. That would be the day I would arrive in Atlanta, exhausted, souvenirs in hand, hopefully greeting my family. When we left in May, it felt so far away. And now that day is…
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An Unforgettable Summer

Being back in Athens, it felt like my time in Italy flew in the blink of an eye. Regardless, I have so many amazing memories from my trip that made my summer an unforgettable one. From the small things like a nice dinner over a sunset to big memories like seeing…
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