I enjoyed the lecture on ethnobotany on my first day of class at the University of Antananarivo.The connection between humans and nature (plants to be specific) is something I never found to be interesing but after just getting a little taste of it, I want to study more and I think my future trips abroad will now be influenced by nature and biodiversity and its connection to health. This is something that I could research for my senior project or take to Peru with the Villanova nurses during spring break. I am having a great time in Madagascar. It is somewhat different than I expected but I am starting to get adjusted. I have moved in with my host family and I have already taken countless hours of Malagasy. We have not had any acccess to internet from the time we got here but are ow using free wi-fi at the city mall to contact family and in my case, add an entry to my FEA journal. I already see how much of an impact this trip will have on my future career choices. I wish that I had known then how useful French would have been but instead I took four years of Spanish in high school. A goal I have when getting back to the states is learn French. I want to continue travelling to Africa and in all three places Ive been, French has been a language spoken. I know that I am rambling, but I only have limited time and there is so much that I would like to say.
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