Following the HERD
Jul01

Following the HERD

When I first heard about the opportunity to go to Haiti along side the painstakingly funny Lisa Mckinney and some of the brightest minds the Culver House Business School had to offer, I thought that would never be something I could muster up the courage to do. I went to a few of the HERD (Haitian Economic and Research Development Team) meetings with no expectations. WOW I was blown away. Everyone there was so involved and committed to...

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Jun24

22 de Mayo 2016 Now I am sitting on the plane. I just watch Mexico disappear as the plane flew away. I am really going to miss Mexico. I do miss my family and I am ready to see them, but Mexico will always have a place in my heart. I am so glad that I challenged myself and gained this experience. This trip was an incredible opportunity. I feel that I have grown not only as a person, but also as a social worker. I have always wanted to...

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My first week in Mexico!
Jun21

My first week in Mexico!

  May 8th 2016 When I first arrived to Mexico, I was excited and a little bit nervous. This was my first time out of the country and I was without my family, but I was lucky enough to be there will fellow social work majors. Once we finally got off the plane and out of the airport I knew a new adventure was about to begin. Though we flew into Mexico City, we still had about an hour drive to Cuernavaca, Mexico where we would be...

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Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!
Jun16

Prior To My Third Trip To Haiti!

Prior to this trip to Haiti, I have been to Haiti twice before, once through this study abroad program in December and last May (2015) with a small group of students to scout for the eventual founding of this program that we like to call Haitian Economic Research & Development (HERD for short). My involvement with this program and these experiences has taught me so much about others and myself and has rewarded me with so many...

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Views from the Other Side
Jun16

Views from the Other Side

   For those of you that have been keeping up and for those of you that are just now reading, I was given one of the greatest opportunities to study abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico (check out my pre-departure post here: http://bamabloggersabroad.com/2016/05/my-demography-was-not-my-destination). It is now week two and I am so excited to share so many great things with you. When I first arrived to Mexico, I was taken away by the weather,...

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Back From Mexico and Straight to Costco-Queasy Extravagance
Jun14

Back From Mexico and Straight to Costco-Queasy Extravagance

I am back from Mexico! What an amazing experience! I hope every one travels out of the country at least once. I went straight from the airport to Costco. Wow, was that a shock. I had spent two weeks in Mexico seeing poorer people than I have ever seen before, people living in piles of trash off the sides of mountains and trying to feed themselves from the $0.70 they had earned that day, and now I was in a place with huge amounts of...

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