Ready To Go: Granada, Nicaragua
May24

Ready To Go: Granada, Nicaragua

When I first heard about the Nicaraguan Clinical Experience trip I immediately knew it was for me. It had everything that interested me: opportunities for lots of hands on learning in a medical setting, an environment that would force me to practice my Spanish, and the opportunity to travel and explore another country. This trip will be the culmination of a semester long class exploring the culture of Nicaragua and preparing me to...

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Learning How to Speak Again
May24

Learning How to Speak Again

“Ano….Sumimasen, ichi onegai shimasu”. I said confidently to the staff member behind the counter. I knew she would understand what I was saying. A little cavemanish, but definitely passable, or so I thought. Oh no, she was giving me that look, that look I had seen so many times before. The look of, “I don’t want to be rude, but you just spoke gibberish to me”. I must have messed up the pronunciation.  I had no backup plan. I mean why...

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The HERD Returns to Haiti
May24

The HERD Returns to Haiti

This time one year ago, I boarded a plane bound for Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a bunch of complete strangers and Lisa McKinney, a women renowned among Culverhouse students as the world’s most entertaining Accounting professor. Little did I know the impact this trip would have upon both myself and countless others. What started as a teaching venture to communicate basic business skills and financial literacy to aspiring entrepreneurs...

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My first week in Belize
May24

My first week in Belize

Belize is a beautiful country just south of Mexico. I have yet to meet a stranger here. The locals learn English in school, so English speakers will not have a problem communicating or getting around. Languages also spoken here include Spanish, Kriol (a unique mixture of mostly Spanish and English), and many Mayan languages used in the smaller villages. This first week in Belize (out of two) is being spent working with TIDE, the...

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Czech-in out Europe
May24

Czech-in out Europe

Today is the day! In less than 24 hours I will begin my study abroad program in Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic. I am so excited for this amazing opportunity to travel and learn in a different part of the world. Although my program is only two weeks long, I know I will grow a lot during this time. I chose this program because it allows me to travel and study abroad, while also giving me the time to complete an internship...

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