I keep looking through my pictures and showing my favorites to my family. I'm happy to be home, and even more grateful to have a friend to talk to about our adventures in Ireland. But while I'm sure that this out of place feeling will eventually go away, I can't wait to go back to Ireland and I'm already making plans for my next adventures.
Growing up, I wanted to explore and experience everything possible. I dreamed about traveling and saved my roots for the exotic places I would visit someday rather than plant them in my familiar life. I never allowed static friction to ground me anywhere, so when I decided to intern abroad, it was easy to leave everything behind.
Jennifer is studying abroad in Ireland, but throughout her first two weeks, she was able to find some time to explore the wonderful city of Dublin.
Read Margaret Webster's reflective piece, who is currently interning in India through the Child Family Health International (CFHI) India: Healthcare Rotations, as she talks about the obstacles she sees, as well as the motivation she gets from interning in another country.
About six years ago I made it a life goal to someday travel to Africa....
The hospitality in India is something that I really admire about the culture and I already know that one of the things I will miss most when I return home is how welcoming everyone here is - it is unlike anything I have ever experienced. From day one we were invited into all aspects of people's lives - their school, their hospitals, and their homes.