I was a big fan of Carrie’s lecture this past week. Global Health is a subject which seems it may be hard to teach without giving examples of personal experiences, so I liked that her lecture was mostly experiential. What surprised me was simply how much she had seen and how many places she had gone/people she has helped. I was really inspired by it all because I have never travelled outside of the country so to see all of her experiences just induced such an interest in traveling in me. I think in order for my future colleagues and I to remain culturally sensitive in an ethical manner on hypothetical trips to places other than our own country, we must conduct a lot of research on the place we are going before we leave. We should try and get in touch with inhabitants of the place we are going who would be willing to talk to us about customs and traditions they have, and we should ask specifically what things we should not do to avoid offending anyone. We should also learn the language of the country in order to break language barriers. We should also just simply be respectful in situations where tension occurs because we can’t entirely be sure we will avoid it completely.