Takeaways From A Third Trip To Haiti
Jun24

Takeaways From A Third Trip To Haiti

Coming back from Haiti is always a very tough transition to go back into a developed country after spending a week in a developing one. The lack of basic amenities and conveniences in Haiti makes it tough to come home to a shower that is inside, buildings that are air conditioned all day long, and no threat of getting eaten alive by insects. That being said, the Haiti trip has been so valuable personally each time because it gives...

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Fulfilling Week in Gallette Chambon
Jun21

Fulfilling Week in Gallette Chambon

The beginning of the trip was exciting as usual! It is so much fun to see all of the members of the community showing up to learn all week! The coolest and most rewarding part of this trip is being able to make real connections with the people that we are teaching. I speak French, and the second language of almost all Haitians is French because it is the language of instruction in their schools. This makes being able to connect so...

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Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!
Jun16

Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!

Prior to this trip to Haiti, I have been to Haiti twice before, once through this study abroad program in December and last May (2015) with a small group of students to scout for the eventual founding of this program that we like to call Haitian Economic Research & Development (HERD for short). My involvement with this program and these experiences has taught me so much about others and myself and has rewarded me with so many...

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A Reflection on My Experience in Haiti
Jan06

A Reflection on My Experience in Haiti

Compared to coming back from Haiti back in May, this return home was quite difficult to adjust to. The group of people I spent the week with, both UA students and Haitians, was such an amazing group of people. It was hard to adjust back to being in the United States with my family and other people who had no experienced the same thing I just had. The bond that I made with the people on the team was incredible and completely indelible....

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Haiti: A Beautiful Country of Highly Intelligent People
Jan04

Haiti: A Beautiful Country of Highly Intelligent People

My second trip to Haiti was as impactful and meaningful as the first, and it has everything to do with the people that we met and discussed with all week long. We started the week assessing the personalities and interests of the people we had in class. Every class participant took a personality assessment, which we used to put everyone into smaller groups for the rest of the week. Putting each participant in a group based on their...

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