Costa Rica and Nicaragua – Medical Service Trip — The North Star Reports – by Mackenzie Sherrill. Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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Costa Rica and Nicaragua – Medical Service Trip — The North Star Reports – by Mackenzie Sherrill. Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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This past summer I was blessed with the opportunity to accomplish many things I have been yearning to do for quite some time now: travel abroad, serve others in a medical setting, and grow as an individual. My journey to Costa Rica and Nicaragua was centered around healing and helping the peoples of both countries, so prior to my departure, I knew it was going to be a life-changing 13 days.

Being immersed into two new cultures, both very different from my own, had my mind and ideas constantly focused on finding all the differences I could pinpoint between Central American cultures, and my own in the United States of America. I continually found myself admiring, even envying, these peoples’ simple…

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