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Week 4-Masi

I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to go to the clinic after an armed robbery of SHAWCO volunteers in Khayelitsha the week before, but we received news that we would still be able to attend clinics. I arrived at the bus tonight at 6pm as usual, hoping to have some interesting patients. I didn’t even realize until we were on the road that I had gotten on the bus that goes to Masiphumelele, a township in Fish Hoek. It was one of the most beautiful drives I’ve had […]

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Week 3-Philippi

After taking one week off from the clinic to celebrate Women’s Day, I was feeling very anxious to get back to it. I decided to try out another night and ended up going to a different clinic than the one I’d been going to in Khayelitsha. This clinic was in Philippi, and instead of being a building was a trailer that had been transformed into a makeshift clinic. We didn’t have a lot of fourth years, so I ended up with a third year medical student in a cubicle. I […]

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Week Two-Khayelitsha

My second week working for SHAWCO Health, I felt less anxious about going and more excited to get to the clinic. I was hoping to have more exciting cases and learn more that night. We went through the same process of loading onto the buses and driving to the township. It was warmer this week, so we had a lot of patients to get through. Luckily, there were a lot of students there to help that night, so we were able to run all of the cubicles and have extra […]

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Phone-less But Not Hope-less

First things first….my money has been found! Now that I got that out of the way, I can go right into saying that this passed week was a bit stressful as I had my first few exams. On Monday I had a phonetics exam, which I pray I passed. According to everyone I have talked to, phonetics was one of the few disliked courses. I also had exams in grammar and in civilization, which weren’t too bad. On Wednesday of last week I had the chance to attend a soccer match […]

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I Actually Go to School Here!

Day 5: On this day, we had to wake up and finally take our placement exam for Stranieri. The test was so much easier than I thought it would be! I was happy that I was worried for nothing. Later in the evening, when we got our results, I was told that I had tested into C1. In Italy, and most of Europe, they use a placement test to place you in the correct level for languages (which are: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). I had placed into the […]

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Tyler: New Years

The past couple of days have been insane. I have constantly been on the go. There is just so much to do here!! Okay so I will start with New Years Eve day… On New Year’s Eve day we had our first test. For 2 hours before the test, we just had a review session which was really nice. We pretty much quickly covered all the things that we had learned during the week right before the test. For me, I thought the test went pretty well! I hate the […]

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Kadie: Fassi familiarity

So somehow over the course of my first month here, Fes has become “home.” It has those aspects of certain familiarity that, upon returning after weekend away, just make me feel like I’m coming home. Its also everything I associate with my day-to-day routine, including the ever-stressful and ovewrwhelming class schedule. I know my medina streets, at least in and out of my little neighborhood, the rest of the medina is still a mystery, but the woman who owns the corner shop down the street from my house nods hellos […]

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