I try not to dwell on many regrets in life but one opportunity I wish I would have taken advantage of was my university’s study abroad program. I went on my first international trip outside of North America in 2015, the week following my college graduation.
I knew I was going to have fun and I was excited to explore Europe but I didn’t realize how much it would change my perspective on life.
I’ve been prioritizing traveling ever since then and it’s one of the few universal suggestions I encourage other people to try. One person who needs no encouragement is today’s guest, Sydney Summerlin.
From a young age, you could find her traveling the globe. At first, Sydney’s mom accompanied her on most of these trips. Now, she does a lot of traveling solo or with her twin sister.
One of the most impressive characteristics of Sydney is her emotional intelligence. Her open-mindedness, empathy, and curiosity are obvious. I’m guessing all of her traveling helped refine these qualities.
In this episode, we’ll be talking about traveling along with Sydney’s quest into healthcare where she is planning on working in pediatric oncology.
[2:14] Why everyone should consider traveling
[11:07] What did Sydney learned from other international healthcare systems
[32:05] Learning to listen and empathize
[39:17] Staying positive while applying to med school
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Show Notes: https://justinpeters.co/thestruggleisreal/