Posts Categorized: Spring Quarter 2014

Finals Are A Real Thing Here?

Rebekah Williams, Public Health in South Africa, Spring 2014 As our quarter winded down to an end our excursions slowed and our finals picked up pace. Yes in fact we did have papers to write and presentations to prepare for. But like everything else in South Africa there was a silver lining! The work we… Read more »

The Sun Sets On Our Journey Abroad

Sejal Shah, Public Healthand Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014 Tonight I say goodbye to a charming country, one that has opened its heart and welcomed a stranger. It hasn’t dawned upon me yet that I will no longer see the mountain peak right besides my dorm that sparkles in the rain and glows in the sunlight…. Read more »

Revelations in the Museum

Rebekah Williams, Public Health and Development in South Africa, Spring 2014 We’ve been quite busy here finishing up exams (yes those do in fact actually exist here). But before our exam season started we traveled to Johannesburg for a four-day trip before flying to Kruger. To be quite honest our time in JoBurg wasn’t filled… Read more »

Natural Power

Sejal Shah, Public Health and Development in South Africa, Spring 2014 The past week has been unreal. I jumped off a 216 meter high bridge, rode and fed an elephant, and saw some of the most beautiful scenery South Africa has to offer. Our group definitely enjoyed the week long excursion and all the activities it encompassed… Read more »

One world, different views

Karolina Kielbania, Public Health and Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014   Hey all! WOW, what an absolutely incredible week it has been on the Garden Route. I could spend hours talking about the various fun things we did such as BUNGEE JUMPING, canoeing, interacting with elephants and ostriches, zip-lining, cave exploring etc… but I’ll spare everyone the… Read more »

When two cultures meet…

Karolina Kielbania, Public Health and Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014   As week 4 is coming to an end, South Africa continues to surprise and amaze me in the best possible ways. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of this country with its beautiful views, kind people, rich history, and so on. How will I ever… Read more »

Putting the “study” in study abroad

Karolina Kielbania, Public Health and Development  in South Africa, Spring 2014   Greetings from Stellenbosch! This past week and a half has been absolutely incredible. South Africa has definitely managed to exceed my expectations and capture my heart in just this short timespan. Our first week here sort of felt like a second spring break; we got to… Read more »

Hammocks and Sweet Tea

Rebekah Williams, Public Health and Development in South Africa, Spring 2014 Hiiiii ya’ll, I’m Rebekah and for the past week and half my days have been consumed by hammock lounging in my backyard and eating copious amounts of my mom’s mac-and-cheese. Also…lots of sweet tea…sweet tea from dawn ‘til dusk. While this sedentary (perhaps slightly-worrisome-for-my-health) lifestyle has… Read more »