Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!
Dec14

Pre-Departure- Ethiopia!

I have one more day in T-town before I set off to Ethiopia! I got back from Serbia two weeks ago and the travel fever has set in since then.. I’m ready for my next adventure! I’ve got my 100% DEET insect repellent, my head scarf, my stethoscope etc. and I’m so excited!! My bags are much lighter than they were when I went to Serbia! On this trip, our group from the nursing college will be administering medical care to...

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“This one time in Oxford…
Dec14

“This one time in Oxford…

Throughout my time in Oxford, I remember thinking how different the country of England is and how little I’d be able to relate to my time there when I got back to the United States. After just two weeks of being back in Tuscaloosa, however, I think I have managed to find a way to tell just about every story of my time abroad. While I was so happy to be back in the United States, I didn’t think I could miss a place and...

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The First Few Days
Dec14

The First Few Days

As I write this post, I’m sitting in one of our two living rooms (Hello, awesome apartment), feeling the cool night breeze coming in through the window, looking out over the picturesque city landscape, and listening to boys playing soccer in the street below (saying about one “yallah” per 30 seconds). Amman is such an incredible city. It’s busy, with cars honking and music playing day and night, but it’s...

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halfway through being halfway across the world
Dec07

halfway through being halfway across the world

Hola from my room in Santiago de Chile! I am officially halfway through my study abroad trip, having finished the first two of my four consecutive intensive Spanish classes. Let me tell you, when they say, “intensive,” they really are not joking. I knew coming into this trip that it would be difficult to learn Spanish well, especially since I’m only in the second level of four Spanish levels. It seems like I’ve...

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The Rose City- Petra
Dec07

The Rose City- Petra

Did you really go to Jordan if you didn’t go to Petra? Normally, I’m critical of things that are super popular, but, trust me, Petra is 1 of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World for a reason. There really aren’t words or even pictures that are adequate to describe the beauty of this ancient city. The vast, almost perfectly preserved facades, the colors in the rock, and the view from on top of one of the mountains all...

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