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And so the Journey Begins!

It is time to get ready and leave for Mexico and I am SHOOK. I’ve only been out the country once, when I was 14 years old. Even then, I was only gone for six days. I have no idea how to prepare myself for a two-month long journey out of the country. I am

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care

Why We’re Thankful for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Grant

My travel day to Mexico was full of surprises. An unexpected flight change. A lack of WiFi in the Mexican airport. A house more colorfully decorated than I could have imagined. This exciting day was followed by an exciting school day where I was hearing a lot of Spanish and understanding only a little. So,

Friends in Foreign Places

When I first found out I would be spending eight weeks studying abroad in Mexico City this summer, I had a rush of mixed feelings. First came excitement at the prospect of traveling outside of the United States for the first time in my life. I was really looking forward to exploring the countless museums