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Category: Reflection

Letter to my lil bro: Reflection on my experiences

During my stay in Winneba, Ghana, there were many times I felt immersed into the culture.  As an African American whose African heritage has...
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A Place to Call Home? Exploring African American identity in Ghana

Every time I walk to the Challenging Heights School in Winneba, there is a group of children that shout with excitement to see me....
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Experiential Learning

Thank god the sun was out. It was only 40 degrees and I was standing in knee-high waders in the Leith river trying to...
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Lazy Domenica

Florence is a different way of living.  I’ve been a city girl nearly all my life. I used to take a normal 40 minute...
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Dealing with Summit Fever

It was gusting 30 knots (34 mph, 55.6 kph) and we were standing there on a totally exposed set of stairs leading straight up. Stairs...
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One Last Week

At the beginning of the summer, I really wanted to travel around Europe. I figured, since I was already on the continent, I might...
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Reflecting on my Study Abroad Experience

It’s currently August 9th, and I leave for home in less than 2 weeks! As the final days of my program come to a...
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Hanoi “Check-Out”

Living and working in Vietnam, I have gained a greater awareness of my abilities, limitations, and how to navigate the new. This environment has...
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Being Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

When looking at study abroad programs during the Fall, I was conflicted as to what program I should apply for. Two summers ago, I...
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Reflecting and Ideating

This past week my group traveled to Lago Atitlán, a huge tourist site in Guatemala, for our midpoint retreat. Here we took a break...
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