Global Practice South Africa

Wilderness Adventure

Tuesday 12/6/16 We have successfully returned from our wilderness adventure. I think I can speak for the group when I say that this trip was way bigger than we could have expected it to be. There was laughter, tears, song, and dance. Friendships were made and personal limits were definitely ...

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First few days in Cape Town

So far, so good here in Capetown. What a wonderful city. The warm sun and cool breeze have been so inviting and comforting. Table mountain, and lions head tower over our hostel in all of their majesty. The fog rolling over in the mornings and evenings are breathtaking. Our hostel ...

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Phew it’s actually time!

I can’t believe that this trip is finally upon us! It’s been a pretty surreal experience for me thus far trying to wrap my head around preparing for a trip that I feel incapable of anticipating for. I’m a natural overpacker so keeping this pack light has been beyond frustrating ...

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It’s time!

The time has finally come, tomorrow is the big day! Tonight I head back to Colorado with a belly full of turkey and a heart warmed by family and friends. Tomorrow however, tomorrow is a greater day. Tomorrow evening I will begin my journey to Capetown, South Africa. As I ...

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Learning to be a badass and breaking all barriers!

The time has come that I have my bags packed and I’m ready to travel. I’m so excited and so nervous at the same time it’s draining all the energy out of me. I slept a few hours last night checking and rechecking if I packed everything. First stop ...

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The Value in our Truths

In a little under twenty-four hours I will be on my first flight off this continent. Comfortably, I’ve flown hundreds of times from city-to-city within the United States. This trip, however, will be completely different. Leaving my own truth, everything I know and am comfortable with, to spend two weeks in an unknown place ...

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Oh my bags are packed…

My flight leaves for Cape Town tomorrow. Just thinking or speaking that sentence doesn’t make it feel real. Yet, I am buying supplies, packing my clothes, and getting internship clients prepared for my absence, so it must be happening. I’m going to ease into South Africa by starting off as ...

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«««–––– it’s time for an adventure

What an eventful past week it’s been. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to get out of the country and disconnect for a while. Privilege has been at the forefront of my mind after this election. I’ve been feeling torn when I noticed myself talking about “disconnecting” or ...

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Goodbye Africa… We will meet again.

Since the trip has ended, I have had a lot of time to think. It’s hard for me to process things because I tend to over think and want to come up with an ideal answer or post. Thus, the reason why I was taking forever to write. I just ...

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Saying Goodbye To South Africa

At the top of Table Mountain Honestly, when we started to say goodbye to the South African Social Workers, I was sad that this experience was coming to an end. I felt that I wanted more time in South Africa or at least more time spent with the South Africans. It ...

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