Browsing: Study Abroad

Dean Rusk
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Ever since my first day of Saturday morning German school, I’ve looked forward to traveling to Germany to experience the culture I’d grown up only hearing about. And ever since the first presidential election I can remember, I’ve looked forward to the day that I would be able to cast my own vote and have my voice heard. For me, these two long-awaited, much-anticipated events coincided.

Study Abroad Charlotte Kaufmann with London skyline
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When people think of London they may think of the Queen, Big Ben, double decker buses, the tube and tea. And of course the accents. But rarely do people consider London an exotic location for study abroad. After I decided to study abroad junior fall, I narrowed my choices to London…

Dean Rusk Aerial view of Victoria Falls
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In only the span of a month, I’ve watched four vaginal deliveries, the insertion of a uretic catheter and an autopsy. Wow! This summer, I traveled to Africa with Dr. Secret, Dr. Case, and eight other Davidson students for the Davidson in Zambia program. After a 15 hour flight to Johannesburg,…

Study Abroad Drawing of cathedral with actual cathedral in background
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As I walked through the terminal, what I knew of the Czech language came rushing back to give me some confidence heading into my solo effort. Navigating the trams and the metro to get to my apartment was a breeze. At dinner, ordering that beef goulash with potato dumplings and…

Study Abroad Students working on computers in Tanzania
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Plans have a very high mortality rate in Africa. Our plan was to teach basic computer skills to secondary school students in rural Tanzania. As we sat across from Mzee, the “Old Man” and head of our Tanzanian partner organization, we learned that our primary job would not be to…

Study Abroad Person walking on colorful street in Morocco
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For just less than half the month of Ramadan I fasted in solidarity with my co-workers at the Solidarity Center-Rabat Office, my Muslim friends around the world, and the cultural mores of this beautiful country. Whenever I tell Moroccans that I’m fasting, they ask the logical follow up: “wash inta…

Study Abroad
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Nervous and exhausted, I was welcomed with open arms by my host mother, Um Muhammad, at the door of her beautiful home. Anxious about sleeping in a new bed, new home, and in a country foreign to me, it suddenly hit me that I was actually there—in Amman, about to…