Reflection 3

The summer after my junior year, I studied abroad in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. Based on my past experiences of traveling throughout Japan in my sophomore year, I kind of knew what to expect in terms of cuisine, weather, and the culture there. However, I did not know what to expect in terms of the college culture there. I was aware of how intense the work and academic culture there, so…

Reflection 2

During the summer after my sophomore year, I interned at a reproductive health clinic as a health advocate and clinical intern. My responsibilities was to observe and assist the doctors during surgery, clean the operating rooms and instruments, and assist nurses with patients in aftercare. I didn’t really have any expectations outside of what my listed responsibilities were. Although I was warned about protesters, I didn’t really know what to…

Reflection 1

During the spring semester of my sophomore year, I took a global cultural course about Japanese history that concluded with a 2 week trip to Japan. The intention of the trip was to become immersed in the culture by going out of our comfort zones and trying not to live as though we are still living in America. We didn’t stay in one city for the 2 weeks but traveled…

Imagine walking in a klomp.

“This klomp can help you manage your plans for the future. Just look at the klomp and imagine how it must be to walk comfortably and fast in those klomps. Whenever you think too much or want too much at … Continue reading