Monthly Archives: August 2017

The End of an Incredible Summer

  On the morning of our flight out to Costa Rica, way back in May, I was a bit of a mess. I had known this day was fast approaching, but I still hadn’t quite wrapped my head around the … Continue reading

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Hasta Luego Costa Rica

And just like that, our short time in Costa Rica is over. Ten weeks ago, I had many reservations regarding my trip. I had never been away from home for such a long period of time (and in a different … Continue reading

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El Fin (of Summer)

Where to begin? Just a little over three months ago I remember receiving an email from GMI with our flight confirmations to Costa Rica. That’s when it all set in. I felt nervous, excited, eager, and ready- all at the … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer Reflections

Our time in Costa Rica has come to an end. We have returned to Houston, and are preparing to begin our Fall classes. This week, on top of my typical summary of the past week’s activities, I’ve also included some … Continue reading

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Week 11: If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (to go back to Costa Rica)

It has been 11 weeks in Costa Rica, and my time here has come to an end. I’ve observed hospitals, stood in on medical procedures, built a prototype room for dialysis, and worked in teams with Costa Ricans varying from … Continue reading

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Rise Above the Challenge

Blink. I consume my first meal in Costa Rica – Subway’s Wednesday ‘Sub of the Day,’ the Pizza Sub. Blink. We are scribbling furiously in our notebooks as I hear the gargled call of what sounds like drowning during a … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

It’s hard to believe that this summer is over already. Our experience in Costa Rica seems to have flown by, but at the same time, it feels like a lifetime ago that the 8 of us were sitting in the … Continue reading

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Life Changing Summer

I am without words to describe our experience in Costa Rica. The few that come to mind are inadequate: awesome, enlightening, mind-blown, challenging, growth-filled, unique, life changing. I’m going to describe it through pictures as best as I can:   … Continue reading

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The Final Push

I had another week full of reading, writing, and learning! My supervisors returned this week, and I had the opportunity to meet with them to discuss wrapping up the internship. Because I began working on my projects while they were … Continue reading

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Week 10: The Mindset of Improvement

With only a few days left in our internship, this week not only revolved around the work that needed to be done for fast-approaching deadlines, but also proved important for establishing a smooth transition post-internship. However, being in such a … Continue reading

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