142 Days, and that’s all, Folks.
Jun24

142 Days, and that’s all, Folks.

  I’ll start off this blog post with a cliché but oh-so-true sentence: Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made.   I saw so many amazing places, met so many amazing people, and made memories to last a lifetime. Through ups and downs I felt that I grew as a person every one of the 142 days I spent abroad. Getting an outside perspective of the world was the perfect way to end my college experience and...

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Home is Where the Heart Is
Jun24

Home is Where the Heart Is

  After having a chance to unwind from a very fun, yet very tiring month, I’ve realized several things. While I’ve had the chance to study abroad previously, I think that this experience matured me in ways that my first experience did not. One of the most important lessons I learned was appreciating the little things. What makes home feel like home is familiarity: being able to not worry about a language barrier,...

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Exploring Granada, Nicaragua
Jun24

Exploring Granada, Nicaragua

I have been in Granada, Nicaragua for a couple of days and I love it! At times I might complain about the heat (okay probably more often than I’m willing to admit), but the kindness and compassion of the people makes it worth it. My host mom is a 73 year old woman who calls my roommate and I her daughters. She welcomed us into her home and immediately treated us like family. The layout of their houses here is very different than any...

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Returning from Nicaragua
Jun24

Returning from Nicaragua

My first thoughts as I got off the plane in Huston after spending two weeks in Nicaragua were nothing as poignant as I might have expected. As the plane hit the tarmac there was an initial sense of relief about being home in the United States, but this was almost immediately replaced by a feeling of urgency. I realized I still had to make it through customs and all that it entails before I could board my next flight, which would take...

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Jun24

22 de Mayo 2016 Now I am sitting on the plane. I just watch Mexico disappear as the plane flew away. I am really going to miss Mexico. I do miss my family and I am ready to see them, but Mexico will always have a place in my heart. I am so glad that I challenged myself and gained this experience. This trip was an incredible opportunity. I feel that I have grown not only as a person, but also as a social worker. I have always wanted to...

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