Preparing for Eight Weeks in Valencia, Spain

Hey, my name is Madeline! Iā€™m an upcoming junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. Iā€™m originally from Daphne, Alabama, but I love being able to call Tuscaloosa my home for these few years! In the upcoming years, I hope to graduate with my BSW, then continue on with graduate school at UA to earn my MSW. After that, Iā€™m really open to a variety of career paths within social work. Primarily,...

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Returning Home
Apr26

Returning Home

Trying to comprehend how 4 months swiftly passed me by is mind boggling, yet beautiful. My time in Mexico cannot be explained in the way that I want because it opened the door for me to reach new heights and achieve things I never thought I would achieve. I am actually excited to be home, simply because of what was produced during my time in Mexico. I understand that it is now time to hit the ground running with what I achieved....

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Foreign Places Known
Mar22

Foreign Places Known

This picture was taken in May 2016, on my first trip to Mexico. šŸ™‚ The truth is, I did not choose to study abroad this semester ā€“ studying abroad chose me. I did not choose to return to school for a graduate program ā€“ that chose me as well. After being accepted in to the program, I realized that things that were taking place were for extended growth for who I would become professionally. In 2016 I came to Cuernavaca, Mexico for two...

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Second Chance in Mexico
Feb27

Second Chance in Mexico

When I arrived to Mexico, I immediately became overwhelmed with good emotions. I shed a few tears and expressed boundless gratitude for where I am because it is not often that you get to return to places where you once failed, only to be set on a path to succeed. I felt at home, at peace, and a belonging that has been waiting for my arrival. I spent the first two weeks attending Spanish class to better prepare me for my internship in...

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Going to Ghana
Feb21

Going to Ghana

Hello! My name is Kelly Muston. I am a Master of Social Work student. I will be completing an international internship in Ghana in the Spring of 2019. I would like to say that I have some amazing motivation behind why I chose to study abroad, but it just is not true. I sat in the MSW program orientation and for the first time in my life considered studying abroad. I left that day knowing it was what I wanted to do. I also do not truly...

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Getting Ready for 16 Weeks in London!

My name is Candace, I am 24 years old, and in the Graduate Social Work program. I have always wanted to study abroad but the opportunity never came up. It was not until orientation that I was able to see myself leaving the states. I wanted to go to a diverse city where I could be submersed in different cultures and London has always been on my bucket list. When I approached Debra Nelson-Gardell, there were no programs that included...

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