While Abroad- GREEEEECE
Jun21

While Abroad- GREEEEECE

I have been in Greece for two weeks and only have one more to go. It has been bittersweet thinking about leaving this beautiful country, but I am excited to go home to tell my family and friends everything. This program entails us to travel throughout the country of Greece. We have stayed in six hotels thus far. My first stop was Santorini and I was astounded by that island. It was exactly how the movies depicted it and how I only...

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Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment
Jun21

Madrid, Spain – First Impressions and Adjustment

I’ve been in Spain for just over two weeks now, and I could not be more thankful that I chose to come here! I was really nervous when we first arrived, because my flight was quite a few hours late and I didn’t know anyone else doing the program. It was incredible to me that within the first few days everyone was friends with each other – we’re all in this together! Within the first week, we got paired with our...

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Jaw-Dropping Beauty
Jun20

Jaw-Dropping Beauty

Following our rapid-tongued tour guide through the quaint cobblestone streets of Toledo, I’ll admit: I might have zoned out a bit. It was the end of my first week in Spain, I hadn’t heard a word of English in days, and my energy was beginning to wane. The town was beautiful and contained so much fascinating history, but after a few hours, my wind began to wander to topics like “I wonder what’s for lunch”...

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Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience
Jun19

Pre-Departure: Nicaragua Clinical Experience

Every since I came to college, I have always wanted to study abroad. I had a small study abroad experience in high school, and I realized how much you can learn from surrounding yourself in another culture. It was actually this study abroad trip in high school that made me decide to major in Spanish. I decided soon after coming to the University of Alabama that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and use my Spanish skills to help...

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While Abroad – Peruvian Clinical Experience
Jun19

While Abroad – Peruvian Clinical Experience

Traveling to Tarapoto, Peru required two flights: our flight to Lima and another flight from Lima to Tarapoto. Honestly, I have not heard too many things about Peru and what it was like, so everything I saw was a bit of a surprise. When we arrived in Lima, it was very late at night so I did not see much. We stayed overnight for our morning flight and I got to see a peek of what Lima was like. It was very surprising honestly –...

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Firenze, Italy
Jun19

Firenze, Italy

It’s definitely been a crazy few weeks here in Firenze. At first it was a tough adjustment but I’m learning to get used to the big city life. When we first arrived in the city it was a bit overwhelming and I was already having second thoughts about the whole experience. After the first day of class I was feeling a lot more comfortable with where I was because the teachers were so inviting and understanding. The teachers here seem to...

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