Changing Lives in Zambia
May30

Changing Lives in Zambia

We made it! We have arrived in Mumbwa, Zambia and today was our first day setting up a mobile clinic. My heart broke today as people lined the streets waiting for us to arrive to receive medical attention. We got to the local school, unloaded our supplies, and arranged our clinic as quick as possible in order to be able to see as many people as we could. As our patients began coming in the door and I was heartbroken at the great need...

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Morocco Exceeding Expectations
May25

Morocco Exceeding Expectations

                                                      I’m now at the end of my first week here in beautiful Morocco. The country has exceeded expectations so far. I flew into Casablanca, where I spent the weekend touring the city with my group-we saw the King’s palace and the Hassan II mosque, pictured...

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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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