Thankful for this Experience

Coming to Africa, I was unsure of what to expect. I felt like I had been prepared but still had some nerves and hesitations as I think many people do when entering a new and unfamiliar situation. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by Elective Africa and my experience as a whole. I felt immediately comfortable when Benson was waiting outside the airport to take us to the residence and answer any questions or hesitations we had.

Elective Africa has provided me with one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My entire time here, I felt nothing but comfortable and welcomed by everyone that I have encountered including both the hospital and Elective Africa staff. During my time at the hospital, I was able to experience everything I hoped for. I was also able to see cases that I would never witness anywhere other than here this early in my medical career. All of the doctors, nurses, and students were open and happy to answer any questions that I had and actually wanted to help me learn. I am thankful for this experience and would easily recommend Elective Africa to anyone thinking about traveling to Africa.

Marissa Turner

Colorado State University