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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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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Africa Awaits
Nov14

Africa Awaits

“A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for.” -Albert Einstein I have officially committed to my Spring 2019 field placement in Ghana, West Africa. You would not even begin to believe the emotions I am trying to contain. I go from overly excited and ready to fearful and sad to be leaving my friends and family. Luckily, I have a great desire to serve and a support system that has helped...

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The HIGHEST HIGHS and the lowest lows
Sep24

The HIGHEST HIGHS and the lowest lows

There is no doubt that there are highs and lows when studying abroad. One minute, you can be having an amazing conversation with a Ghanaian, the next, someone may be trying to talk to you and they get frustrated because you cannot understand them. You can have a fantastic day at work, but get stuck in traffic on a trotro that is filled to compacity; no breathing room, no air condition, and the sun beaming directly down on you. A month...

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“Welcome back! Welcome home!”
Sep04

“Welcome back! Welcome home!”

After almost a whole day of flying, I was just hours away from landing in Accra. During different times of the flight I came across others who asked me questions out of curiosity. Where are you from? How many times have you been to Ghana? What are you doing here? Was it that obvious that I was not from Ghana? Did I really stick out like a sore thumb? Either way, each time I was eager to repeat my entire explanation of how I ended up...

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