Back to Reality
Jun10

Back to Reality

            Upon returning home I was really excited to be back. I was really ready to get some American food and get home to my family. As soon as the plane touched down in Atlanta, all I could think about was how happy I was that we made it back safely. Soon, I realized that my experience in South Africa was over. There was a part of me that would miss South Africa. The thing I...

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Life in South Africa
Jun06

Life in South Africa

Upon arrival in South Africa I was still not sure what to expect. While driving from the airport to the hostel, I took in the gorgeous scenery of the skyline of the city. When I seen, this I thought, “maybe South Africa has more to offer than meets the eye.” The biggest issue I encountered when I first got to the hostel was how small it was. On top of that, it did not have air conditioning. The only thing I had to adjust to was the...

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Getting Ready for South Africa
May22

Getting Ready for South Africa

Upon deciding that I wanted to study abroad in South Africa, I received a lot of questions and backlash. I got many questions such as “Why Africa?” Comments such as “I would never go there.” and “Make sure you get your shots.” I am honestly not sure why I chose South Africa as my first trip out of the country. I honestly just committed to this program because I wanted to go out of the country. So...

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