Here We Come Zambia!
May19

Here We Come Zambia!

Coming to UA, I never really saw myself leaving the state of Alabama. Alabama is home to me and I grew up just 2 hours north of Title Town. I always heard people talk about their adventures in Spain or Italy and the amazing experiences they had abroad, but I never really thought studying abroad was for me. However, I had always dreamed of participating in a medical mission trip and UA Study Abroad has given me the chance to do just...

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Up Up and…17 hour flight away
May18

Up Up and…17 hour flight away

Hello all!! This is my first ever blog post, so here goes nothing. I just finished my senior year! Yay class of 2018! So you might be asking yourself, why is this person going on a study abroad and paying for an additional class that is not needed to graduate? The answer is Nursing School! Although I just finished my 4th year, the Capstone wanted me to enjoy another season of football so I am not graduating until December. What better...

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First Time For Everything! Zambia Bound
May17

First Time For Everything! Zambia Bound

Never in my life would I imagine that my first trip out of the country would be to Zambia, Africa. I have always dreamed to visit there one day in the future, but not as a nursing student. When the opportunity became available I was on board from the beginning, but the only thing holding me back was the funding. I was not sure how I was going to afford to get there. After selling t-shirts, making christmas ornaments, and applying for...

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Study Abroad: The Decision Process
May03

Study Abroad: The Decision Process

I am so excited to go abroad! I have always wanted to travel abroad, especially to a Spanish-speaking country. Though I have learned about Hispanic culture, I have never had the opportunity to experience it first hand, which I would love to do. I have taken Spanish classes since kindergarten, and I hope to improve my skills by interacting with native speakers. For these reasons I tried to choose a program that was in a Hispanic...

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When in East Asia..
Oct30

When in East Asia..

Is it possible to fall in love with a place after only a few days of being there? Because I think that has happened. Not that I love the heat and humidity of East Asia, or the pollution, or the lack of anything cold to drink. But I love the people. I love their receptiveness to our group. I love to see their brokenness and know that I can offer them something that no medicine or therapy can fix: I can offer them Jesus Christ. Our...

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Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Jun30

Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Today was the first day of our Medical Mission trip with the Capstone College of Nursing to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Being in the southern hemisphere it was the winter season although temperature were still in the 50s to the 60s. However, the wind was up to 35 mph making it extremely cold! We rode from our hotel in Santa Cruz out to a village about 45 minutes outside of town. When we first go there we met with the local church pastor and...

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