And Jordan is…where?
Sep22

And Jordan is…where?

This might be one of the common questions that people ask me once I tell that I’m studying abroad in Jordan this year. If you’re not super into history/geography/politics and not obsessed with the Middle East (like me), it’s understandable that you might not know where Jordan is. So…this is where Jordan is! It’s the country in yellow, northwest of Saudi Arabia. (Note that Jordan is not in Africa 🙂 ). Here...

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Returning From the Other Side of the World
Sep22

Returning From the Other Side of the World

  It’s always interesting returning to your own country after being abroad, but it’s especially interesting whenever you return after such a long time. Living in another country changes you subtly, day by day, in really small ways that you can’t see until you hit such a strong contrast as coming back to your own country. Things like the way you greet people on the street, the way you interact at the store, and the way you carry...

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When In Uniform
Sep22

When In Uniform

-White shirt buttoned up all the way, black skirt to your knee, black belt, and a collar pin- thats the dress code. In college they are making us wear a uniform. It is Alabama summer hot every day and will be for months, and we have to wear a button up shirt. You could feel the discontent from everyone as we tried on uniforms and purchased them our first day in Thailand, and you could hear the moans of complaint as our uniforms were...

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Coming Home from Ethiopia
Sep22

Coming Home from Ethiopia

I have always thought it’s harder to come home than it is to depart for a new adventure. After being in Ethiopia, getting to know the culture, and helping run a clinic almost every day I am kind of at a loss of what to do with myself. I spend the first week back from a trip letting the experience sink in, reminiscing, and resting. It took almost three whole days travel back to the states for us because of delays and time...

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