Morocco is home
Aug10

Morocco is home

I finished my study abroad program in Meknes, Morocco on July 27th. I ended the ten week program with dozens of new friends, four “A” grades, a working knowledge of French and Arabic (إن شاء الله) and a new perspective on life. On July 28th, my brother met me in Casablanca at the airport for a trip around Europe and Morocco, a trip I was able to afford because of the University of Alabama’s generous scholarships (roll tide). We flew...

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2 Weeks Down, 2 To Go
Jul16

2 Weeks Down, 2 To Go

Well… a lot has happened in the last 2 weeks so here it goes: Day 1-2 – We were all quite exhausted when we arrived so we spent the first day in Accra resting and relaxing. The second day was Republic Day so we visited the monument and museum for the first president, the University of Accra and the medical school. Day 3 – We spent the morning exploring Elmina (the city where we stay and work). In the afternoon we...

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Big Al in Person
Jul12

Big Al in Person

Saying goodbye to the people of Zambia was very sad. The last day of clinic we had to turn away the most people we had all week. It was the hardest thing for us all to say we could not help everyone but as we left we dropped off our extra medicine at a pharmacy for the doctors to give away for free. Although it was sad leaving we did have one last adventure for our trip, a safari! We got the opportunity to stay at a traditional...

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UA Global Health in Ghana: How’d I get here?
Jun30

UA Global Health in Ghana: How’d I get here?

Hi there! My name is Beka and I am a rising sophomore at the Capstone. Around Thanksgiving of this past year, I was scrolling through different websites on my laptop and ended up looking at the different study abroad programs. The global health in Ghana caught my eye since I had never been to Ghana and knew that since I was younger I wanted to go on a doctors without borders type mission one day. I applied to the program, thinking...

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4 days & 1,570 people
Jun03

4 days & 1,570 people

I am halfway through my medical trip in Zambia and all I can say is WOW! This beautiful country is full of beautiful and smiling people. We arrived and met some of the translators we would be working with at the clinics and those were the first Zambian people we met and from meeting them, I knew that this country was going to be amazing! The first day of clinic was definitely the scariest because I was not sure what to expect. How...

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Leaving for Zambia
Jun02

Leaving for Zambia

After completing my junior year I decided it was time to study abroad. I felt as if I could accomplish anything considering I made it through a second semester of Nursing. The decision to study abroad was really with help from my instructors. We  had a decision to go to three places and I have always wanted to visit Africa so I picked Africa. After making the decision to study abroad, I started to prepare. I prepared for this trip by...

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