Post Barcelona
Jul01

Post Barcelona

Thoughts and Feelings – When it was time to leave my host family, I woke up early and started off the morning packing then waited as the house came alive. I remember my host brother, Alex, coming in my room and saying, “You are one of the students that I will actually miss a lot, and I meant that.” I became very, very close with my host family… I think more so than other students. I didn’t really have too...

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Ethiopians
Jul01

Ethiopians

While studying abroad in Ethiopia I was able to meet hundreds of Ethiopians as my team and I set up medical clinics in the locals’ villages. The people were very welcoming and happy to see us. Some would stare in amazement at the color of our skin because they had never before seen such a pale skin color before. Others were amazed at the length and color of our hair. Many Ethiopians have very very short hair–including the...

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Eating Abroad
Jul01

Eating Abroad

Eating Abroad One of the things you’ll find that you’ll miss the most from home about studying abroad will probably be eating your favorite foods. This problem also happens when you come back to your home country, and you’ll find that you miss foods that you had abroad as well! For me, the drink I’ll probably miss the most from Ghana is Alvaro, and the food I’ll miss most will be Red Red (which is a sort...

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Back Home
Jul01

Back Home

Now that I have been back home for a bit my journeys in Nicaragua seem more distant. While there I hiked volcanoes, searched for monkeys, and communicated in another language for two weeks. Here in my normal day to day life I go to work, pay bills, and grab Arby’s during happy hour. At times I find it hard to believe that a matter of days ago I was taking boat tours around Lake Managua or observing an electrocardiogram being...

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Following the HERD
Jul01

Following the HERD

When I first heard about the opportunity to go to Haiti along side the painstakingly funny Lisa Mckinney and some of the brightest minds the Culver House Business School had to offer, I thought that would never be something I could muster up the courage to do. I went to a few of the HERD (Haitian Economic and Research Development Team) meetings with no expectations. WOW I was blown away. Everyone there was so involved and committed to...

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