My name is Alissa Kelly and I'm originally from Mililani, Hawaii. I'm currently a Junior studying Accounting and German at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I'm a lucky recipient of the Oscar & Rosetta Fish Scholarship for Excellence, which in conjunction with the Johnson Study Abroad Scholarship, has granted me the life changing opportunity to study abroad at the University of Tübingen in Germany. I've been studying German language since my freshman year in college, so to live and study in a place I've only dreamed about is kind of hard to even wrap my head around.
I'll be using this blog to document my experiences in Germany (and other parts of Europe!) and keep my friends and family updated while I'm abroad. The longest I've been away from Hawai'i was only a couple of weeks, and this is my first time traveling outside of the U.S. since middle school, so I look forward to using this blog to connect with everyone back home.
"And then I realized adventure was the best way to learn." Studying abroad will be the biggest adventure of my life so far, and I'm so excited to be starting this chapter in my book. Komm mit!