Preparing for Antarctica

Before i begin i would like to preface this blog by noting that there was no internet access available in Antarctica, which is quite understandable, so i was not able to write each entry in real time. However, i will still be writing this blog day by day as i would have done while abroad.


December 13th, 2014

It is the night before i leave to begin a two week long study abroad program that will take me from Miami to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and on to Antarctica. When i was accepted to the program in April of 2014 it felt like a dream; it was something i would talk about, buy materials for, take a online class for, but it seemed like a day that would never come. Now i am sitting here, less than 24 hours before i get on a plane to Miami still wondering if this is real…and if all my things will fit in a carry-on size suit case and a backpack. Even though this is my first time traveling so far, and for so long, on my own i am surprisingly calm about it all, though i am going to miss my family, especially on Christmas day, i know that tomorrow is the beginning of the journey of a lifetime.

Alexa is a geography major and anthropology minor. She is excited to study abroad in Antarctica, to meet new people and learn about such a vastly different region of the world.

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