Home Sweet Home: Little Changes
May25

Home Sweet Home: Little Changes

  I’ve been back in the states for almost three weeks now. It feels like far longer. It feels like I just got back. Reverse culture shock, despite the large differences in Thai and American culture hasn’t been as bad as I was expecting. I’m often disappointed when I see there are no hoses/bidets in the bathroom anymore (America needs to hurry up and get with it). I definitely miss the cheap food stalls, fresh fruit & meals...

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Andiamo in Florence!
May25

Andiamo in Florence!

  In August 2016, I sat down in the second row of my Italian 102 classroom next to a girl who did not seem too intimidating. I chose the second row because that generally means you’re interested in the class and wanting to make a good grade but not an overachiever, right? The girl next to me turned and introduced herself and we both shared that we had taken Italian 101, but we were nervous about Italian 102 because we were afraid we...

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Saying Goodbye
May23

Saying Goodbye

This is my final week in London and it is a very bittersweet week. I just came home from a trip to Rome where I spent it with my friend who lives there. I met her while I was over here studying, we had the same classes and became very close friends. She is the first person I have had to say goodbye to, and it has made me realize what an amazing adventure I have been on. I have been able to learn things about different cultures, not...

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brief – yet beautiful!
May23

brief – yet beautiful!

I suppose I am a little late to the game regarding my blog posts. I am currently taking a 2 and a half week course abroad as a part of my accounting curriculum, and it has been a whirlwind to say the least! I arrived a day later than the rest of the crew, however, everyone on the trip was very welcoming to have me tag along to the excursions they had already planned the day prior. Our first stop on the trip was Prague, and it was...

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The First Excursion
May23

The First Excursion

Today was the first “full” day of my Nicaraguan Clinical Experience, and I could not be more pleased with my experience thus far. I began the day around  6:20, but it most certainly did not feel the least bit early. The host house had already been alive for a few hours and I was as equally as energized for the day ahead. For breakfast, I had a Nicaraguan omelette with a side of papaya, banana, dragon fruit, and melon (not...

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