En Route to the Dominican Republic
Feb24

En Route to the Dominican Republic

When I heard during Fall orientation that the Capstone College of Nursing was organizing a trip to the Dominican Republic to set up health clinics, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to go. One of my biggest passions in life is community service, and I have always wanted to be involved in some kind of outreach program that worked outside of the United States. The announcement of the trip was quite fortuitous: this past summer, I...

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Heading Across The Pond
Feb24

Heading Across The Pond

Four more days remain until I embark on what is about to be the experience of a lifetime. I have anticipated this day coming for what seems like a lifetime since I started the process for studying abroad. More effort than I could ever imagine went into booking this trip and making sure every last detail was in order and it was very stressful especially for a procrastinator like myself.  I am beyond blessed to have an opportunity to...

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A Major Case of the “What Ifs”
Feb24

A Major Case of the “What Ifs”

What if I miss my flight? What if I lose my passport? What if I pack the wrong things? What if my phone doesn’t work? What if my luggage gets lost? What if I don’t make any friends on my trip? What if I get over there, and I don’t like it? What if…what if…what if…? Ahhhh! This is just a peek into what my mind has looked like for the past couple of weeks as I draw nearer and nearer to leaving the...

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Pre-Departure: Russia 2016
Feb15

Pre-Departure: Russia 2016

I can’t believe that I’ll be going to Russia next week. It is so weird not to be at Alabama with all of my friends, but I am very excited about studying abroad. I have always wanted to visit Russia so last summer I began taking Russian classes here at Alabama with the intention of studying abroad in Russia. I found a great program that caters to my major, International Studies, at one of Russia’s top universities, Moscow State...

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Greetings from Sydney!
Feb15

Greetings from Sydney!

As I sat at the airport, a flood of emotion came over me. I was anxious, excited, nervous, and sad all at the same time. Saying goodbye to my friends and especially my parents was nearly impossible. I flew through security, which rarely ever happens, so I had a couple hours just waiting at the gate. I was anxious to start my adventure. Before going abroad, there were a lot of questions I had to answer: Where should I study? Should I...

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