Safari Before I Go
Aug22

Safari Before I Go

Returning home from South Africa was honestly heartbreaking. I enjoyed my experience immensely and could not believe how quickly the time passed. I was so glad I was able to check off something that was on my bucket list since I was a little girl: going on a safari!! This was the most compelling experience that initially attracted me to South Africa, and it was even more amazing than anything I could imagine. I saw a lion in its...

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“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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Gotta to See, Gotta Know: From South Africa to Home
Jun18

Gotta to See, Gotta Know: From South Africa to Home

View of Cape Town After being mainly anxious and nervous about going to South Africa, my first thoughts when I arrived at the airport to come home were about my arrival and departure. When I was at the airport to depart for home, everything felt surreal to me because I had left the States and now I was going back home.I wasn’t ready to go back; everything had gone by so quickly. I already knew that I was going to miss South Africa...

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Welcome to Soweto and Bo-Kaap
Jun12

Welcome to Soweto and Bo-Kaap

Street View of Bo-Kaap, South Africa When I first arrived in South Africa, I was not sure how I should feel. I still felt anxious and nervous but excited and curious about everything. To choose what I miss before actually leaving is so difficult when I cannot help enjoying everything about South Africa so far, such as the major tourist sites, the taste of the different foods, how the locals interact with each other, and what would I...

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Back to Reality
Jun10

Back to Reality

            Upon returning home I was really excited to be back. I was really ready to get some American food and get home to my family. As soon as the plane touched down in Atlanta, all I could think about was how happy I was that we made it back safely. Soon, I realized that my experience in South Africa was over. There was a part of me that would miss South Africa. The thing I...

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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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