When I first left
after living there for nearly two months, I felt a degree of relief to be returning to my native culture and loved ones. Before I left for this trip, I expected to feel something similar at its conclusion. I even joked about eating some sort of meat-based American meal when I returned. Nicaragua
But instead of this sense of relief, I found myself not wanting to leave. I had grown re-accustomed to the language, people, and culture in a way that I had not anticipated just 11 days before. I think my host family and their generosity, patience, and spirit was a large part of my becoming attached to the people, so I want to conclude by thanking them and everyone who helped us along the way, including Dr. Olga Valdman, Coordinator of the Global Health Track. Thank you for reading.