Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Jun30

Clinical Day 1 Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Today was the first day of our Medical Mission trip with the Capstone College of Nursing to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Being in the southern hemisphere it was the winter season although temperature were still in the 50s to the 60s. However, the wind was up to 35 mph making it extremely cold! We rode from our hotel in Santa Cruz out to a village about 45 minutes outside of town. When we first go there we met with the local church pastor and...

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Belize Part 2: Mainland Activities
Jun08

Belize Part 2: Mainland Activities

After three days with very rustic accommodations on Lime Caye, I was excited to return to our lodgings at Big Falls. When we first arrived back, we attended a lecture by TIDE, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, who were our guides for the time we spent on the mainland. Each morning, I woke up around 5 am and spent an hour or two with one or two other early risers drinking coffee and watching for birds. The view from...

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Belize Part 1: Lime Caye
Jun08

Belize Part 1: Lime Caye

The day was finally here- departure day. After one plane flight and a very long bus drive, we arrived at Big Falls, Belize, to spend the night before going to Lime Caye. I was so excited to meet the other students on the trip, and I immediately made great friends who are just as passionate about the environment as I am. I woke up the next morning excited to arrive at Lime Caye with my newfound friends. It took about two hours in a...

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The real reason why
May15

The real reason why

Currently, I am a senior double majoring in business and Spanish at UA and I am absolutely and completely lost. I have 6 credits left to graduate in August and in order to fulfill those, it seemed way more enjoyable to go abroad and try to gain some fluency from the locals rather than sit in Tuscaloosa for 3 hour classes every day (added bonus, I get off of work for the summer too woohooo). With Costa Rica’s attitude of “Pura Vida” I...

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halfway through being halfway across the world
Dec07

halfway through being halfway across the world

Hola from my room in Santiago de Chile! I am officially halfway through my study abroad trip, having finished the first two of my four consecutive intensive Spanish classes. Let me tell you, when they say, “intensive,” they really are not joking. I knew coming into this trip that it would be difficult to learn Spanish well, especially since I’m only in the second level of four Spanish levels. It seems like I’ve...

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viva Chile
Aug04

viva Chile

I’m about 3 and 1/2 weeks out from my study abroad trip to Santiago, Chile. It’s getting closer and it’s getting more real. I chose to study abroad so that I could fully immerse myself into Spanish culture, in order to learn the language more fully. Luckily, with the help of scholarships from my affiliate program and from the Education Abroad office, program cost hasn’t been that much of an issue. However, it...

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