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International Studies

Summer In Asia: Alejandra Arellano

By Stephanie Fimbres For a month, Alejandra Arellano studied abroad in Asia for the 2015 Communication Disorders Program to study Introduction to Audiology taught by Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge. She went to five different countries: China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Japan. In order to complete the requirements for her undergraduate program, she decided to enroll in this new adventure to learn about sound and hearing. Her preconceptions about Asia included the typical stereotypes most people have heard about, like eating with chopsticks. But in every country that she went to there were major differences between them, and also similarities to our Western culture. First of all, when someone thinks about China they think about Communism, because they know the issues that they have, but went ...
International Studies

Global Medical Brigades Serve in Nicaragua

This past Spring Break, most college students could be found on the beaches of South Padre Island or the streets of downtown Austin. Throughout the week, social media sites filled up with photos and videos of their escapades as they embraced their week free from responsibilities. However, one group of students made quite the exception. From March 4th to March 12th, nineteen TAMIU students dedicated their break to providing simple yet potentially life-saving healthcare and sanitation services to families in Nicaragua. These students are members of Global Medical Brigades, an international student organization whose vision is “to improve quality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.” Global Medical Brigades allows students from all ar...
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