Leaving for Zambia
Jun02

Leaving for Zambia

After completing my junior year I decided it was time to study abroad. I felt as if I could accomplish anything considering I made it through a second semester of Nursing. The decision to study abroad was really with help from my instructors. We  had a decision to go to three places and I have always wanted to visit Africa so I picked Africa. After making the decision to study abroad, I started to prepare. I prepared for this trip by...

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American Again
Jun02

American Again

I can hardly believe that I am already back in Alabama after an entire semester in Ireland.  People always told me that the semester would fly by, that it would be some of the quickest months of my life.  I did not believe them at first—my first month there was exciting but even-paced.  I recognized the fleeting nature of my experience but was comfortable with the speed with which it was transpiring.  It was not until I reached March...

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New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins
Jun02

New Zealand Day Zero: The Adventure Begins

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here! I’m actually getting on a plane and flying to New Zealand tomorrow. There are a lot of things that factored into my decision to go abroad, but one of the biggest ones for me was my desire to understand how to better understand people who have a background different than my own. I’ve never left the U.S., so I thought what better place to go than the opposite side of the world? I’ve had an...

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