meet Leah.

Greetings from Hiram!  My name is Leah.  I am a junior nursing major.  I am very excited to meet everyone involved in Caminante and spend three weeks in the beautiful city of Boca Chica.  It is just 15 days and counting until we leave for the Dominican Republic!  I can’t believe it’s almost time to … Continue reading

meet Carson.

¡Hola! I’m Carson, and am studying Nursing and International Relations at Hiram College. I’m getting more and more excited about the trip, but most of all I’m looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people at Caminante! I believe I can speak for the whole Hiram group when I say how excited we are … Continue reading

meet Jenessa.

I am Jenessa Woods and I am a junior early childhood education major at Hiram College. I have spent a lot of time making lesson plans and working with children for my classes, however, none of that has added up to the experience I have gotten so far developing this full lesson plan that I … Continue reading

meet Kimberly.

Like most of the girls have already expressed, I am also very excited to be able to travel to the Dominican Republic this summer! When I heard about this study abroad trip, I knew that it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Throughout my high school and college … Continue reading

Kelcie: The Dominican Culture

We are now in the three-week section of preparation for our upcoming trip (less than a month away!) to the Dominican Republic. The education team and nursing team are now joined in one class to study the culture and economy of the Dominican, and so far it has been very enlightening reading about these topics, … Continue reading

meet Megan.

This trip feels like a reality now!  Everyone (including myself) is scurrying to get finances together, to do more fundraising, and to finalize their lesson plans.  With all of these tasks and the departure day creeping closer and closer, I’M GETTING REALLY GIDDY AND EXCITED TO LEAVE!! As I sit here back on Hiram’s campus … Continue reading

meet Rosie.

Hola Amigos! My name is Rosie Nelson and I have just finished my freshmen year at Hiram College in Ohio. I am from a small town in Vermont. I’m an avid skier, love my horse, and running. While I will not be going to the Dominican Republic with the Hiram group, I helped and created … Continue reading

meet Thube.

  It has been a wonderful experience designing lesson plans for Caminante. The whole process has made me wish I was going to the Dominican Republic.  However, I hope the children in Camaninte would enjoy my lesson plan about animals in Africa as much as I did when I was designing this lesson. This class … Continue reading

meet Alyssa.

My name is Alyssa Lobaugh and I am a sophomore Education major here at Hiram College.  I have had so much fun in class making my lesson and prepping for the trip.  I am so excited to travel to the Dominican Republic this summer because I have never been out of the country and feel … Continue reading

meet Ronda: I really want to go!!!

It is the end of March now, and I really wish I could go! I entered this class because I wanted to go on the trip and this was the next best thing. I did not expect to get this much out of the class or my lesson plan development. I am the eldest of … Continue reading

meet Kelcie: Ready to Go!

     It is only March, but right now I am wishing it was May already! I have had so much fun and have learned so much myself while building my own lesson plan that I will get to teach to the children of Caminante, but now I am ready to get down there and … Continue reading

meet Stephanie.

Hello! My name is Stephanie, and I am a junior in the Nursing Program and taking part in the Domincan Republic Study Abroad.  Unfortunately, I am not able to actually travel to the Domincan Republic, but I still wanted to help out with planning a lesson and educating the children about a vital subject. I … Continue reading

meet Maeve.

Although I will not be traveling to the Dominican Republic this summer, I chose to take the one credit preparation class anyway because I wanted to be more involved with service-related opportunities at Hiram. Prior to taking the class, I had not realized that I did not know much about the Dominican Republic. In addition … Continue reading

meet Sylvia.

When I first found out that I would be going on this trip, I sat down for the first few minutes in disbelief. This opportunity does not come around often and I am beyond words at this point. The more and more we talk about the trip in class and how we get to work … Continue reading

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