Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Still don't know

Here we are another Monday here and past, but I don't know when my flights are.  I hope they tell us soon, my parents especially are really getting upset that they don't know.  It'd be great to know for myself, but yeah, they are getting really heavy leaning on me for information.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The waiting game...

Just thought I'd put up a new post since it's been awhile.  Still no new information, I'm supposed to find out my flight itinerary on Monday, but we know I've heard that before.  Not much to report right now, will update as soon as I know my flights.

Monday, November 15, 2010


So we are getting closer and closer, but so far, I still don't know my flights.  I can't wait to find out more about when and where I am flying through.  I got on google maps last night and the sights are pretty cool.  I can't wait!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A minor pain in the .... Arm?

So, everyone knows I wrote about getting my immunizations before.  Well, one of them has been being a problem.  My Menactra is swollen, red, and ITCHY. I have had it since last Thursday, and it just will not quit itching and its so sore.  I wish this would end and it would get better.  I should be finding out about my flights soon, I hope we do.  At that point it will really seem real.

Another little set back that I got, is that I didn't get a scholarship for the trip.  This whole thing out of my pocket.  I am so counting down the days until I have a real job and won't be so worried about money all the time.  Oh well, still ready for Ghana, and can't wait!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Today was orientation day, I was there in the FREEZING cold November morning at 9 AM to hear about study abroad in general.  It was a cool meeting, I got to hear all sorts of stories from other people who have been before, and kind of want to go hike the Inca trail now...  Maybe I'll save that for my next trip :-P.  The days are counting down, and I am getting closer and closer.  We find out our flights on Monday, so pretty excited for that!  That's all for now, I'd love to hear if anyone is reading this, so please comment if you are!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The First Preparations

So I know I just made the first post, but I thought I'd go ahead and make the post of what's been done already as well.
So far I have:
Gotten my passport.
Turned in my acceptance and waivers.
Filed my placement information with Pro-World.
Filed my flight requests.
Started my vaccinations.  I've gotten 5 in the last week and still have one more to go.  I might be like a pin cushion right now, but at least I won't get deathly sick over there.

That's all for now.  I'll find out about my flights on Monday, so look for another post then!

PS, I know the ads are annoying, but I'm trying to get some money from them to offset the trip.  Feel free, but not obligated ;-) to click on as many as you'd like!

Starting my preparations

Hello everyone in cyber space!
I started this blog and will keep it going at least until my trip is complete as a way for me to show my prep and travel to Ghana this winter.  I leave December 31, 2010, and return January 16, 2011.  I'm going over there as part of an intersession Study Abroad trip with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing.  We will be working with Pro-World International.  At this point, I don't know what my assignment is going to be, or even my flight information, but those updates will be arriving in the next couple of weeks.

I can't wait for this trip, no matter how scared my family is for me to be going.  I know its going to be amazing!  I'm going to update this periodically before I go as new information becomes available, and then I will do my best to update it daily while I am in Africa.