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Jul01

Back Home

Now that I have been back home for a bit my journeys in Nicaragua seem more distant. While there I hiked volcanoes, searched for monkeys, and communicated in another language for two weeks. Here in my normal day to day life I go to work, pay bills, and grab Arby’s during happy hour. At times I find it hard to believe that a matter of days ago I was taking boat tours around Lake Managua or observing an electrocardiogram being...

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Nicaragua: A Vibrant Landscape
Jun30

Nicaragua: A Vibrant Landscape

Actually getting to Nicaragua proved to be much bigger hurdle than anticipated. Despite checking and re-checking flight times and prices, and waking up at approximately 1:00 a.m., I managed to miss my flight from Atlanta to Houston. I won’t go into specific detail, but I will say I personally had a somewhat lethargic experience with the TSA line in the airport, and would suggest giving yourself a bit more time than the...

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Pre-Departure To Nicaragua
Jun29

Pre-Departure To Nicaragua

I decided that I wanted to come to Nicaragua because it was the perfect opportunity to get valuable medical experience, to be immersed in latino culture, and to travel to a beautiful place. I start my junior year in the spring and with a job, and a desire to participate in a research lab in the near future I felt like I would not have another opportunity to spend time abroad. Due to the Nicaragua Clinical Experience trip’s...

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