Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

March 28th, 2012

Student Spotlight | April 2012: Clint Brockway in Austria

Clint Brockway is currently a first year graduate student in UALR’s Master’s of Liberal Studies Program.  Before he began his graduate school coursework, he had the unique opportunity to intern and research abroad in Austria.  He hopes that he will have another opportunity to conduct research in Austria during his graduate studies.

Last summer I was […]

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March 16th, 2012

Joe Hulsey’s Return to Poland

This fall Joseph Hulsey is a sophomore Anthropology major and International Studies minor at UALR, who will be UALR’s first exchange student to Poland.
Last summer Joe took his first flight all the way from Little Rock to Poland!  With other UALR students, he joined Faculty-leader Dr. Jacek Lubecki for a short term study abroad trip […]

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February 22nd, 2012

Student Spotlight | March 2012: Sarah Dunlap in Jordan

UALR Programs Abroad is excited to announce its first Programs Abroad Student Spotlight, Sarah Dunlap.  Sarah is a Senior History Major and Middle Eastern Studies Minor.  While she is looking forward to her upcoming graduation, before she walks across the stage to receive her diploma, she will study abroad one more time!
I come from a […]

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August 29th, 2011

Blog Contest Entry 2 - Taiwan

Welcome to Paradise!
The Trip that Changed My Life.
by Jessica Fawley
I’m a graduate now.  Officially, I graduated from UALR in the spring, but our university has that wonderful policy where you can do six more hours after graduation.  I applied to do those six hours in Taiwan, a graduation gift to me paid for by the […]

2011 Blog Competition, Travel, Uncategorized | No Comments »

August 29th, 2011

2011 Travel Photo Contest Entries

Photo 1:  Weekend trip to Gerolstein, Germany. Rode bikes out to the local castle. While studying in Spain, I took a weekend trip to visit some friends and explore the German countryside on bikes. It was amazing to be able to ride and see elaborate cathedrals, WWII ruins, and castles like this […]

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August 26th, 2011

Blog Contest Entry 1 - Ecuador

Ecuador: Middle of My World
by Brittany Uhl
One month: perpetual change
I went to Ecuador with other students from UALR in the summer study abroad program. Before I went I was not really sure if I wanted to continue in Spanish. After this study abroad experience, I really want to continue in Spanish. Learning Spanish in a […]

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March 8th, 2011

Tristan Thibodeaux in Bangkok, Thailand

My name is Tristan Thibodeaux and I am a Junior at UALR. I am currently studying in Bangkok, Thailand through a program called World Endeavors. I learned about this opportunity through the study abroad office on campus, and was helped through the application process by Ms. Aimee Jones, the Programs Abroad Coordinator at UALR. Honestly, […]

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June 29th, 2010

Researching Lived Experience in Paris, France

         By Julien C. Mirivel, PhD


                                           Group picture: Nyvelyn Shaw, Katy Rowden,
                      Amanda Wells, Julien Mirivel, Alex Long, Tracy Guilbeau,
                         Ashley Byrd, Andrew Pyle, Jill Gray, and Nathan Jeffers.
         The Indian thinker Jiddu Krishanmurti once wrote: “Our thinking is the outcome of our own very limited experience.” One way to strengthen a person’s thinking, […]

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May 18th, 2010

Study Abroad: Salamanca, Spain

By: Sana Mohsin

Summer 2009


We were finally off the plane after a dreadful fourteen hour flight. I didn’t know what I was more worried about, getting my bags back in one piece or trying to figure out how to ask the airport staff where the bathroom is in Spanish. But soon enough, my worries dissipated as everyone working in the Madrid…

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May 18th, 2010

My Mexican Family

By: Kirby Atkins
Mexico 2009

My study abroad experience was better than I expected, my usage skills of the language has skyrocketed, and best of all I made some new friends, and it wasn’t painful in anyway.

I went on plenty of trips and adventures and have some awesome stories from my summer in Mexico, but I want to talk about the most important thing I experienced while I…

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May 18th, 2010


By: Ezra Phillips


            Thanks to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies I was awarded a grant to travel to the Egypt and live in the culture for several months.  During this time, I traveled the country and made countless friends along the way.  I immediately fell in love with…

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May 18th, 2010

European Questionnaire!

By: Jessica Fawley
“How Was France?”
Intense and awesome!

I adored French bread, Swiss wine, and Croatian pizza. I also loved châteaux, nature devoid of pollution and litter, effective public transportation, the close proximity to fascinating places, the history, the art, the diversity, how the average person’s intelligence in Western Europe appeared to be three times ours (I […]

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December 4th, 2007

Traveling Abroad

When I left the country and traveled overseas, I expected things to be different. I eagerly awaited new experiences and anticipated encounters with foreign peoples and cultures. I expected and even banked on broadening my mind and opening my heart to new ideas and ways of knowing. But I didn’t expect to learn so much about myself and my home. I knew the experience would change me, I just didn’t

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