I first started thinking about going abroad when I started looking at midwifery schools. Travel is a big part of my life—it is a way for me to expand my horizons and come home with fresh perspective on life in the U.S. I have had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Mexico, Canada and all over the United States. Those trips were crucial parts of my growth and really opened my eyes to the larger picture of our human global existence. They, along with some influential films and pieces of art, also pointed me in the direction of global service—specifically to a dream of working with Doctors Without Borders someday. When I started looking at going to midwifery school, I knew that being able to get midwifery experience abroad and in developing nations would be an important part of my education.
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