Pre-Departure

South Africa, 2015 Hi y’all, It is important to know that prior to Spain, I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for 5 weeks. It was amazing and I loved it. The decision to study abroad in South Africa greatly influenced the decision to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. I chose to study abroad in Spain because I am receiving a minor in Spanish and wanted to be totally emerged into the culture in order to better my...

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When In Uniform
Sep22

When In Uniform

-White shirt buttoned up all the way, black skirt to your knee, black belt, and a collar pin- thats the dress code. In college they are making us wear a uniform. It is Alabama summer hot every day and will be for months, and we have to wear a button up shirt. You could feel the discontent from everyone as we tried on uniforms and purchased them our first day in Thailand, and you could hear the moans of complaint as our uniforms were...

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Arriving in Ghana
Jun22

Arriving in Ghana

Today is my first day in Ghana! After over 24 hours of plane rides and layovers and 3 flights, we made it. I’m excited to spend the next month in Elmina, and to explore Accra and other towns and villages. My first impressions of here are that Accra is a very colorful city. Every building is a bright and beautiful color, the dirt here is a rusty red color, and the clothes are full of patterns and colors. Women carry food on their...

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