Study Abroad

“We’re sorry, but this price is firm. You’re welcome to come back if you change your mind.”

We had just left the local hospital in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, where we displayed an automated surgical warming mattress that had taken a year to develop. The hospital we were addressing was in a dire situation.


It was the first day of my spring break — halfway through a grueling semester — and I was unsure about my choice to spend my break in Nicaragua.

After the election, like many of my fellow students, I had mixed feelings. However, unlike many of my friends, I felt a small sense of relief.