Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Fresh Adventure

There are few times in life that we separate from what we know in search of something new.  As I sit at Huntsville International Gate 9 holding my ticket for Seat 9A, I look at the field just over the runway, full of acres of corn or cotton, and realize that the moment I've been waiting for all semester is finally here - the start of a fresh adventure.  
For those of you who don't know, I will be traveling to South Korea this summer to study at the Korean Language Institute at Chonbuk National University in the "small city" of Jeonju.  This program is through the US State Department's Critical Language Scholarship Program (see the blog disclaimer so I don't get deported early!).  I'm going with 32 other Americans from around the country with the intent to master the language by the end of the summer.  Well, at least learn a little of it...  I'll be back in Alabama for two weeks in August before heading to the American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the fall term through the Clinton Scholars Program.  

This blog will document some of the funny stories, strange foods, and odd places that I encounter over the next several months (and possibly further on, but more on that later).  I will do my best to post a weekly update so everyone knows that my host family has not thrown me out onto the street.  I hope everyone enjoys the blog.  I'll try to make it as entertaining as possible, but bare with me as it may take some time to get used to blogging.  Let me know if there is anything you want to hear about on the blog!

Until next time.


  1. I can't wait to hear more! I have you bookmarked. Have a fantastic time!! :-D

  2. I'M SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG! I'm applying for next summer's program and am so excited!!!

    1. That's awesome!! CLS was an incredible experience. Are you applying for the Jeonju program?? If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at Good luck!