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The end of my Rotary year has come…now what?

The end of my Rotary year has come…now what?

        I’ve been home from Ghana for about three weeks now.  It’s good to be back home around my friends and family, and even a bit strange to measure my life now against what it has been in the past year.  In the past several days, I’ve give a Rotary presentation to my sponsor Rotary Club, gone on summer vacation, and caught up on eating some of my favorite foods. Here’s a look at life back home….

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I made it through second semester exams!

I made it through second semester exams!

        May 22nd marked the last day of a two week exam period.  After about 18 weeks of school, the second semester of my graduate program culminated in six exams over the course of two weeks.  Much excitement, nervousness, and tears enveloped this semester, and by the final few weeks of group presentations and papers, it was all any of my classmates and I could do to turn in our papers on time!  Here’s a look at…

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A mini end of year celebration!

A mini end of year celebration!

                 As the school semester comes to a close (I’m in the last week!) I couldn’t help but wonder what would be a nice, low key way to celebrate the trials and triumphs of the school year with my classmates.  A few weeks ago, the idea came to mind to bake a few goodies as one final time of fellowship together as a class during our time on campus.  I’d like to think…

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Care Package Número 2!

Care Package Número 2!

          Not too long ago I had the opportunity to pick up a long awaited care package at the post office.  I was so happy to have my much needed supplies that I tore into the box before I took any photos!  So you’ll be seeing some reenactments.  Here’s a look at the care package.   By the time I received the package, it had already been in the country for about a month.  My parents…

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Good Eatin’ with my housemates

Good Eatin’ with my housemates

       Believe it or not, this Friday will mark the 10th month that I’ve been in Ghana.  Even more amazing is that I am now in the last teaching week of the year.  Next week is revision week and then two grueling (and I mean grueling) weeks of exams.  It’s hard to believe that so much time has gone by so quickly!  As I set my thoughts on home, one of the things I keep mentioning to people…

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Trip to region number 8: Kumasi and Lake Bostumtwi!

Trip to region number 8: Kumasi and Lake Bostumtwi!

               As I sit here writing this blog post, this time last week I was riding a bus, on my way back home from Kumasi.  I’d traveled through Kumasi on my way to the North last year, but hadn’t had a chance to explore.  My trip to the former capital city and stay at Lake Bostumtwi was fun and, as usual, unpredictable.  Here’s a look at my trip to the bustling city. Busy and…

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Spending Resurrection Day weekend with my host family

Spending Resurrection Day weekend with my host family

        This past Easter weekend was a special one.  As with the Christmas holiday, I spent the Easter weekend with my host parents in Tema.  It was a great time for catching up, rest, and reflection.  Here’s a look at the weekend. Everyone in my department (myself included) had been looking forward to the holiday weekend.  Some people had plans to head to the Eastern region to watch “the White men paraglide off of the high cliffs,”…

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Out with the old and in with the new!

Out with the old and in with the new!

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS BACK HOME AND EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD!!! Moving out of the old house, March 27, 2015                    You know the old saying, there’s no place like home?  True as ever, theres no place on earth like the family homestead, and I’m not ashamed to admit that as April 7th will mark my 9th month in the country, I’m actually getting a bit homesick.  Fortunately for…

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A play and garage sale in North Legon!

A play and garage sale in North Legon!

         The past two weeks have been crazy!  As we draw closer to Resurrection Day weekend and the close of the school year, things continue to get busier and busier with my program.  One of my professors warned us that this time would begin heating up with assignments, papers, reading, and research—but yet, she’s giving us more and more assignments!  While the rain stopped me from going to Coco Beach last weekend, I have been able to…

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My first community service project in Africa

My first community service project in Africa

     Last week, I took part in a  community service project with the Rotaract Club of Accra-East.  The trip was nothing short of a real eye opener to what the majority world deals with on a daily basis.  Here’s a look at the service project in the community of Sefwan. A few weeks ago I posted about making new friends during a presentation I gave at the Rotaract Club of Accra East.  After the presentation, the Club President, Emmanuel…

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