Love Letter to Valencia
Jul31

Love Letter to Valencia

I never expected to love this city so much. From the perfect weather, to the beautiful language, to the vibrant atmosphere, everything in Valencia has gone above and beyond my expectations.  Valencia, I love you because “Spanish Time” is very real. I’ll actually miss the 55 minute bus rides to the beach, and internship supervisors who tell me to show up whenever I want. I’ll miss making plans with the expectation of lenciency and...

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Why Intern Abroad?
May25

Why Intern Abroad?

Hi guys! My name is Cat and I will be interning abroad in Barcelona, Spain this summer and I could not be more excited! In Fall 2018 I was lucky enough to be able to study abroad in Barcelona and I am so looking forward to going back. I chose Barcelona initially because of the liveliness that comes with being, living, and working in a big city. I grew up in a small city in Alabama and had never gotten to experience big city living...

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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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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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