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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Spain Pre-Departure
Jun29

Spain Pre-Departure

I wanted to study abroad because I have only ever been in the United States and have never been submerged in a different culture before. The key things that I considered when choosing a study abroad program were: the cost, the classes, and the duration. UA in Spain offers the most bang for your buck because it allows you to take 6 credits of 300+ level Spanish classes in four weeks. The cost for me ended up being about $4,500; this...

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Back Home
Jun29

Back Home

  Now that I have made it back home all safe and sound, I am very appreciative of the the air conditioning here but sad that I had to leave such wonderful country. It was so nice to leave my bustling, fast-paced lifestyle in the US and slow down to appreciate the people and culture of Nicaragua while learning so much about myself. Interacting with patients and people in Spanish was difficult at first, but now I have so much more...

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This is not goodbye, it’s see you later.
Jun29

This is not goodbye, it’s see you later.

I have been home a month now. People always told me it would be just as difficult to adjust upon return home as it was upon arrival in a new place. Maybe for some that holds true, but I think I was just so ready to come home that I adjusted with ease. My sleep schedule was certainly off for a week or so, but besides that I did just fine. But you already know what living in the United States is like so let’s go back and talk...

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