Returning from Nicaragua
Jun24

Returning from Nicaragua

My first thoughts as I got off the plane in Huston after spending two weeks in Nicaragua were nothing as poignant as I might have expected. As the plane hit the tarmac there was an initial sense of relief about being home in the United States, but this was almost immediately replaced by a feeling of urgency. I realized I still had to make it through customs and all that it entails before I could board my next flight, which would take...

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Feeling “Cool” in Nicaragua
Jun14

Feeling “Cool” in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is very different from Alabama. I was very aware of this before the trip but seeing all of the differences in person made them so much more real to me. The moment I stepped off the plane everything switched to Spanish. I knew it was going to happen but it was still very jolting. In the following days, nearly everyone I met while working in the clinic and maneuvering around Granada spoke only Spanish. The sound was very...

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Ready To Go: Granada, Nicaragua
May24

Ready To Go: Granada, Nicaragua

When I first heard about the Nicaraguan Clinical Experience trip I immediately knew it was for me. It had everything that interested me: opportunities for lots of hands on learning in a medical setting, an environment that would force me to practice my Spanish, and the opportunity to travel and explore another country. This trip will be the culmination of a semester long class exploring the culture of Nicaragua and preparing me to...

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