Nicaragua: A Vibrant Landscape
Jun30

Nicaragua: A Vibrant Landscape

Actually getting to Nicaragua proved to be much bigger hurdle than anticipated. Despite checking and re-checking flight times and prices, and waking up at approximately 1:00 a.m., I managed to miss my flight from Atlanta to Houston. I won’t go into specific detail, but I will say I personally had a somewhat lethargic experience with the TSA line in the airport, and would suggest giving yourself a bit more time than the...

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The Middle of the Chapter: China
Jun30

The Middle of the Chapter: China

Whenever I told anyone I was going to China, I always got a similar reaction from everyone, “why there?” Everyone assumes that China is not a place to travel to, that it’s dirty and the people don’t know English, so why even go there. But I knew never to judge a place unless you’ve been there, and my first impression of the country was great! They really tried to keep everything clean and pretty. In the city I stayed in, they had...

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Dinner Table Conversation
Jun30

Dinner Table Conversation

We are now coming to the end of our time here in Tours, France and I cannot believe what an incredible time we have had here this past month. We have been challenged by school, amazed by sights, and enjoyed being apart of the day to day routine of a new city and country. Of course, it was quite an adjustment at first, especially getting adjusted to speaking French every day. Nothing can truly prepare you for the difference between...

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Preparing for Ethiopia
Jun30

Preparing for Ethiopia

Preparing for Ethiopia was a little different than preparing for any other study abroad trip. Common items such as toilet paper, tissues, soap, etc. are not readily available in Africa. Therefore, most of my packing involved minimal clothing and lots of snacks, tissues, hand sanitizer, wet wipes–you get the idea. I was told we probably would not have wifi, there would not be any hot water, and we would be lucky if we did have...

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Pre-Departure To Nicaragua
Jun29

Pre-Departure To Nicaragua

I decided that I wanted to come to Nicaragua because it was the perfect opportunity to get valuable medical experience, to be immersed in latino culture, and to travel to a beautiful place. I start my junior year in the spring and with a job, and a desire to participate in a research lab in the near future I felt like I would not have another opportunity to spend time abroad. Due to the Nicaragua Clinical Experience trip’s...

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