“It’s Time for Africa!”
Aug01

“It’s Time for Africa!”

Alexa, play Africa by Toto. After preparing for this trip since August, three days of traveling and three passport stamps later… we finally made it to Livingstone, Zambia, Africa! Before arriving to Africa, I had this vision of what it would be like in my head. My first impressions were remarkable. Already I could see for miles beyond the airport and I could not wait to explore. We were lucky to have two guides to answer all of...

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Choosing Africa and How I Got There
Jun09

Choosing Africa and How I Got There

I knew when I started college that studying abroad was a wonderful opportunity; however, I never thought it would be possible with a nursing school schedule or useful toward my degree. Within the first month of the Fall 2018 semester, the nursing school announced medical mission trips to Greece and Africa. I was so excited about the possibility of traveling with the nursing school! After attending the information meeting, I was very...

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Zambia Has My Heart
Sep11

Zambia Has My Heart

I miss Africa. I miss the people. I miss the culture. I miss the genuine happiness that everyone carried. It has now been 3 months since my trip to Zambia and I miss it more and more with each day that goes by. Those people will never know the impact that they have truly had on my life forever. My friends and I talk all the time about how much we miss Zambia and its people. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit this...

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Coming home from Peru!
Jul13

Coming home from Peru!

Now that I am back home, I realized I was taking so much for granted. This trip was amazing and stressful all in the same time. Our original trip was to Nicaragua and we changed the location last minute due to violent protests in Nicaragua. Due to the recent change, our Peru trip was more of an adaptable experience. As a student facilitator of the trip, I was stressed to make sure that everything fell into place. But when I got back,...

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Big Al in Person
Jul12

Big Al in Person

Saying goodbye to the people of Zambia was very sad. The last day of clinic we had to turn away the most people we had all week. It was the hardest thing for us all to say we could not help everyone but as we left we dropped off our extra medicine at a pharmacy for the doctors to give away for free. Although it was sad leaving we did have one last adventure for our trip, a safari! We got the opportunity to stay at a traditional...

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Sweet Home Alabama
Jul11

Sweet Home Alabama

It was a long journey home, but I have safely returned to Alabama! After landing and going through dreadful customs at the airport, I was so excited to be able to run into the arms of my mom and dad. I even enjoyed a nice Chick-Fil-A meal on the way home :). While I have a constant reminder of everything I experienced the past week, it is nice to be able to understand the language, sleep in my own bed, eat lots of fried food, and even...

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