Our Last Workday

Hey there, my name is Melanie and I’m a junior here at UA. I’m majoring in Advertising and minoring in Communication Studies and Sociology.  Today was the last day we were working on Ms. Weber’s house, and despite our own doubts, we were able to finish redoing all her windows. She came home around 3, … More Our Last Workday

Thank You, Nicaragua 

Last summer was when I had the opportunity to come to Nicaragua for the first time. It was with a group of students from my high school along with four other faculty members from our Spanish department. The trip wasn’t service-oriented; It was simply a “cultural emersion trip”- mostly just tours, hiking, and visiting tourist … More Thank You, Nicaragua 

Small Town Service

Guin. Goo-win? Gew-in? Gween? If I’m being honest, I had never heard of Guin, Alabama before I applied to go on a Beyond Bama trip, and I definitely did not know how to pronounce it. While many have never heard of it, I have experienced a rich community and culture in Guin during spring break. … More Small Town Service

Now What? 

This was my first trip here in 2015  Two years ago I stepped off a plane and entered a country that I would soon fall in love with. Since December 2015 I’ve been blessed with two more opportunities to travel to Nicaragua and experience the generosity, love, and culture. Although, this time is more bittersweet … More Now What?