Here We Come Zambia!
May19

Here We Come Zambia!

Coming to UA, I never really saw myself leaving the state of Alabama. Alabama is home to me and I grew up just 2 hours north of Title Town. I always heard people talk about their adventures in Spain or Italy and the amazing experiences they had abroad, but I never really thought studying abroad was for me. However, I had always dreamed of participating in a medical mission trip and UA Study Abroad has given me the chance to do just...

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Up Up and…17 hour flight away
May18

Up Up and…17 hour flight away

Hello all!! This is my first ever blog post, so here goes nothing. I just finished my senior year! Yay class of 2018! So you might be asking yourself, why is this person going on a study abroad and paying for an additional class that is not needed to graduate? The answer is Nursing School! Although I just finished my 4th year, the Capstone wanted me to enjoy another season of football so I am not graduating until December. What better...

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First Time For Everything! Zambia Bound
May17

First Time For Everything! Zambia Bound

Never in my life would I imagine that my first trip out of the country would be to Zambia, Africa. I have always dreamed to visit there one day in the future, but not as a nursing student. When the opportunity became available I was on board from the beginning, but the only thing holding me back was the funding. I was not sure how I was going to afford to get there. After selling t-shirts, making christmas ornaments, and applying for...

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An Update on my Tanzanian Adventure
May08

An Update on my Tanzanian Adventure

I’ve been in Tanzania for almost 3.5 months now, and I’ve loved every minute of my time here. Despite being very different from the United States, I didn’t have any issues adjusting to life in Tanzania; however, I have definitely grown from exposure to the culture. For example, I am better at accepting that not everything will go as planned or happen on time (here, everything happens on “Tanzania time” – i.e. late). Also, I’ve...

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Beware of Baboons
Apr27

Beware of Baboons

For my final weekend adventure in Ghana, I chose to fly to the Northern Region to Mole National Park.  The northern part of Ghana is very different from the area I lived and worked in and I was told by many Ghanaians that to truly experience Ghana, I needed to see what life looked like in each region.  The Northern region appeared to be much less developed, full of beautiful baobab trees and large termite mounds, significantly hotter...

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Cape Coast Castle
Apr27

Cape Coast Castle

With our weekends free, we have been able to explore a great deal of Ghana’s beauty.  One of our favorite places to visit is Cape Coast, which is a historic fishing town with beautiful beaches.  We were able to stay right on the beach in an eclectic brightly colored bamboo treehouse that was nestled in the shadows of Cape Coast Castle. Contrasting the beautiful view of the ocean crashing over the rocks, is the dark history of the...

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