While she was home over spring break, my college junior had to take an oral typhoid vaccine in preparation for a cross-cultural trip to Ecuador at the end of this semester. The medicine made her hurt stomach hurt horribly, but it was 100% WORTH IT, because…Ecuador. Where she’d be climbing mountains and zip-lining and storing up memories that would last a lifetime.
My daughter’s cross-cultural trip was cancelled
Except that on account of the global outbreak, her trip was cancelled. But the cross-cultural requirement of her university wasn’t, so to fulfill it, she has to take a class. Instead of zip-lining through the Ecuadorian rainforest, she’s going to be sitting at a computer, reading about other cultures and how she can cross them. At least we know she won’t catch typhoid fever.