Not So Lost in Translation
Jun19

Not So Lost in Translation

As my month in Spain comes to a close, I have a lot to think about. However, I can only think in Spanish half the time! The program I’m participating in is a Spanish language program, and our director requires that we will ONLY speak Spanish 24/7. It’s pretty tough, but I can absolutely see the results. It’s almost as if our director (the one and only Jose Cano, pictured below) knows what he’s doing!  ...

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Bama in El Escorial!
Jun19

Bama in El Escorial!

Welcome to week 3 at El Escorial! I have officially completed 15 days in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. It’s a small town about a 40 minute bus ride from Madrid, and home to one of Spain’s most well-known historic sites El Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo).  It’s a beautiful and historic and a cultural symbol of the Spanish monarchy. And to top it off, our dorm...

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Coming For You, Cambodia
Jun19

Coming For You, Cambodia

I can’t believe that in a little less than two days, I will be starting my 25-hour plane/bus/tuk tuk (google pictures of this and laugh as you imagine me riding on one) journey to Cambodia. If you know me, you can probably imagine how many lists I have made and obsessed over. I never thought it would happen, but all of the items on these lists are finally completed and crossed off. With that being said, I still have never felt so...

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Ready or Not, Here We Come
Jun19

Ready or Not, Here We Come

I leave in less than 2 DAYS for Cambodia to bring medical clinics to people in remote villages!  I’ve spent the past year working my behind off in nursing school, getting closer and closer to the goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Now I have the privilege of going to practice what I’ve studied with other nursing students, as well as pharmacy students and leaders from e3 Partners. My mind has been wandering to foreign places for so...

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All Good Things Must Come to an End…
Jun19

All Good Things Must Come to an End…

Hola Todos! One week left! When I first arrived to Spain, I immediately fell in love. I will admit, however, that my first week here I did become a bit sick. I had to adjust to all of the differences such as altitude and the time difference (seven hours to be exact). But that didn’t ruin my experience; it actually made it better. The people here are very caring. When I didn’t feel good, they went above and beyond to make...

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