Dear fellow strangers, friends, FAMILY, It is crazy to think that our time together has come to an end. I write this as I sit alone on a train thinking, never in a hundred years did I imagine I would meet such amazing and loving individuals. We travelled together to Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. I was terrified to spend so much time with … Continue reading How To Say Goodbye To The Strangers Who Became Family
Finals week is everyone’s’ *favorite time of the year*… or maybe not. When it comes to finals week all I can really say is: good luck. I was feeling more confident at the start of this week as opposed to midterms week, however, nothing could have prepared me for the amount of stress I was going to experience. I was trying to balance doing a … Continue reading Last Week…More Like Finals Week!
Many of you may be familiar with the word midterm, some may have even experienced it first hand! Either way, it is a word that really catches you off guard while abroad. The program is really supposed to be a study abroad, but I’m pretty sure everyone either avoids or ignores the “study” part until it is quite literally the day before the exam, essay, … Continue reading Midterm Season: Salzburg Style
And So It Begins… Waking up at 5:30 AM Thursday morning was grueling, however, as everyone rushed to have breakfast and get to the train station, it was pretty evident we were all excited about our trip to Vienna. We had another boring yet necessary meeting the day before to discuss all of the activities we would be doing while there and all of the … Continue reading Weekend Getaway in Vienna!
Do, Re, Mi in Salzburg! As my first week in Salzburg comes to an end, I can confidently say that this little town is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I am going to give you guys a rundown of my week, as you can see it was very eventful but bear with me:) Kolpinghaus: I woke up at eight in … Continue reading The Hills are Alive with the Sound of UF in Salzburg
Nine hours: the longest flight I have ever been on. As I approached my aisle seat, I tried to discreetly explain to an old lady that she was in my seat. She did not seem to understand and so I simply decided to take the seat next to her. I proceeded to be sandwiched between two women for the next nine hours, and not once … Continue reading I Have Arrived!
There are a few things I am looking forward to this summer, all of which include experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, learning a new language, having a different learning experience, having a change in scenery, and growing personally. From what I have read and heard from other people, studying abroad is a life-changing experience. As a first generation American in my family, I have … Continue reading Pre- Departure to Salzburg
Year: Rising sophomoreMajor/Minor: Music (voice) with an outside concentration in BusinessProgram: UF in Salzurg – MusicHave you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I have been to Colombia many times because about half of my family on both sides live there, also for the cultural experience and growth. Have you studied abroad before? If so, where, when, and for what?I have never studied abroad … Continue reading Gabriela Gonzalez: Summer in Salzburg, Austria