Back from the DR
Apr28

Back from the DR

Now that I’m home I already want to make plans to go on another trip. I don’t know if I’d like to experience somewhere new or return to the Dominican Republic, but it will have to be as an RN rather than a student. When I first arrived at the airport I was thankful to make it home safety and ready to eat a salad. I was also glad to hear everyone speaking English! I will miss the DR and everyone I met. But I have...

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San Juan, Dominican Republic
Mar24

San Juan, Dominican Republic

My first impression when arriving in Santa Domingo/San Juan was shock at how different it is than what I am used to. I was shocked and felt so thankful for what I have. The first situation I encountered was the communication barrier when everyone around me spoke spanish and I only speak English. It became a barrier to almost everything I needed to do because few people were bilingual. The culture was so interesting. The food was...

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Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jan04

Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

  I am currently a fifth semester nursing student at the University of Alabama. I am traveling to Santa Domingo over Spring Break of 2016 with other nursing students and faculty to provide medical care to people there. I chose to study abroad because I believe it will be an experience of a lifetime. I hope that this trip will add to my knowledge of nursing and lead me to realize what I want to do post graduation. I look forward...

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