Ashton Abroad 2.0

Ashton Abroad 2.0: Making Meaning

On Saturday as we made our way through the airport, Dr. Hawthorne and I bantered about what my last post would look like. He made a long-winded joke about the various cliches I could open this post with, one of which included an anecdote about my tears flowing across the keyboard.

Well, the joke is on… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: The Honors Experience in Belize

Want to know more about what it’s like to study abroad as a Georgia State University Honors College student? Take a peak into the global experience of our very own Ashton Brasher, a Presidential Scholar. Ashton spent Maymester 2013 in the United Kingdom and blogged about her study abroad experience from start to finish in… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: Accessing our Feelings

Good morning, USA!

I swear I could write poetry about Southwater Caye. Never in my life have I been so overwhelmed by beauty. I have been fortunate enough to see some stunning parts of this globe, but our current locale takes the cake. I didn’t know water could be so clear and blue. Laying in… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: Life Happens Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Posted On May 21, 2014 by Ashton Brasher, Honors College Class of 2015

Good evening from the world’s prettiest beach! It’s currently Tuesday night. I’m taking a break from my attempts at quippy blog titles for the evening and borrowing from the inspirational quotes sourcebook. As my trip begins drawing to a close, I am doing my best to take advantage of every last experience and to make… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: A Mountain of Sugar, a Friendly Jungle Cat, and a Trip to the Underworld

Posted On May 18, 2014 by Ashton Brasher, Honors College Class of 2015

If I could bottle the past 48 or so hours…

I won’t bore you all with clichés, but I truly did just experience some of the most incredible two days I could ever imagine.

Thursday began with a tour of the sugar cane factory prior to waving farewell to Orange Walk. It was really enjoyable… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: Getting Acquainted With Belize

Posted On May 14, 2014 by Ashton Brasher, Honors College Class of 2015

Hello from Orange Walk, Belize! I landed safely and have enjoyed a beautiful first day in this wonderful country. The last couple of days have been an absolute whirlwind and in some ways I feel like I’m on another planet.

Things are a lot simpler here. There’s something refreshing about not seeing a Starbucks and… more »

Ashton Abroad 2.0: On to Belize!

Posted On May 9, 2014 by Ashton Brasher, Georgia State Honors College Class of 2015

Welcome to Ashton Abroad 2.0! I cannot begin to express how excited I am to not only go abroad again but to be back in the world of travel blogging.

For my last trip, I adventured to the UK for three weeks to study British literature. This trip has remained one of the most wonderful… more »