This is Ghana be an adventure
Apr27

This is Ghana be an adventure

I chose to study abroad because I believe there is only so much that can be learned through our own cultural lens.  I have learned the most in life when immersed in conversations and experiences with individuals who view the world in a different way than I do. Deciding to study abroad was a difficult decision, as I am in a distance learning program and have been working full time in my field while attending graduate school.  However,...

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My final undergraduate adventure: Tanzania!

If you had told me four years ago that I’d be spending my last undergraduate semester in Tanzania, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. I knew that I was going to do everything in my power to study abroad, but given that my minor is Spanish, I aspired to study in a Spanish-speaking country to improve my language skills. Thus, when the time came to pick a study abroad program, I decided to spend the second semester of my sophomore...

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Diving In
Oct30

Diving In

This summer I have visited 3 countries, and several different cities within Italy. Prior to this summer, I had never been out of the continental United States, it has been a bit different than the last 21 summers to say the least. During my third weekend away from Rome, where we are studying for the 5 weeks, I was in Interlaken, Switzerland. This particular weekend is one I will never forget, for many reasons, but mainly because I...

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Returning from Ghana
Jul25

Returning from Ghana

Now that I am back from Ghana, I feel fulfilled. I feel accomplished that I was able to travel the world all by myself and return safely. I feel as if my stay in Ghana was not long enough. I absolutely loved that country. The food, people, and just overall environment was so awesome. I don’t even think words can explain how I feel right now. I am glad I was able to immerse myself in the culture and learn things about a part of...

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Returning From Ghana–Reassuring My Path in Medicine
Jul24

Returning From Ghana–Reassuring My Path in Medicine

Not but three days ago, I left Ghanaian soil with more fulfillment of medical and cultural knowledge than I ever wished for. Most especially, I believe my conversation with the Ghanaian man that sat next to me on the plane ride home was a special summation of all I experienced in Ghana. Once my seat neighbor, Edam, and I started chatting, he dove right into his inquiries of my home culture versus Ghanaian culture as most Ghanaians do....

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Why Medical Missions in Ghana??
Jul07

Why Medical Missions in Ghana??

Pre-departure:   Why did you choose to study abroad? What factors (year in school, location, etc.) played into your decision? What key things did you have to consider before deciding to go abroad?   A brilliant man, my father longed for the expansion of his mind and spirit. Cultures electrified his passions, and he delivered his cultural love through a large red library I called, “Daddy’s Den.” He kept my favorite book on...

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