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International Service Learning Program, Health and Human Services 2011

This is our fourth day in Tanzania, getting here was an experience itself. We left for Halifax at 5am Friday morning and arrived in Dar Es Salaam at 2 pm Saturday Canadian time, after 2 sunsets and 3 hours of night. Tanzania is such an amazing place with so many great people. It’s amazing to walk down the street and everyone wants to shake your hand and greet you; it’s just such a welcoming place. Although I don’t feel like I’m in Africa I know I am not in Cape Breton anymore. The smells are different, the food, the people, the animals, the trees and especially the driving. In a million years I would have never thought I would get to Africa and now that I am here I just feel like I’m so lucky. I feel that this experience in just four days has opened my eyes, and my mind to so many different things, I’m eating things I have never eaten, I’m seeing things that are amazing, crazy and shocking and hearing stories from people whose passion is nothing like I have even experienced before. The people of Tanzania are so passionate and have so much pride in everything they do and when speaking to them even if they are speaking in Swahili you can feel that passion and it’s such a great, powerful thing. This is really a life changing experience and I am so happy to be here.

Shana Lawrence
Human Services, Marconi Campus

Posted by NSCC Intl 06:51 Archived in Tanzania

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I love your comment Shana:
I know I am not in Cape Breton anymore.
Enjoy and grow with your experiences!

by Lorraine Mockford

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