Learning & Growth in a Community Development Practicum Abroad

Submitted by Leslie Burgoyne on July 19, 2018 - 11:19am

I had the opportunity to travel abroad during my VIU Nursing Degree and had an amazing experience working as a practicum student with Apoyo A Gente Emprendedora, a non-governmental organization in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I experienced huge learning every single day, as we navigated our group environment, new surroundings and cultural differences.  It was not always easy and I encountered challenges along the way, but the learning will stay with me forever. When I think back, there are a few main themes in what I learned, about my profession and about myself.