Hello, my name is Nia Franklin. I am a junior at MSU majoring in Human Biology with hopes of continuing on to Medical School and becoming a doctor. I love to travel and try new things. I recently took an elective class at Disney World (Yes, Disney World. That was no typo) and got to do so many amazing things I probably would have never done. It was a trip to Disney World on steroid because we got to do some many things that you could not do with a regular ticket. We got to travel to all of the parks and go behind the scenes. I also got to go snorkeling and swim with the dolphins at sea world. Dolphins are one of my favorite animals and it’s always been a dream of mine to be up close and personal with one of them.
I recently returned from a study abroad trip in Japan when I stayed for 5 weeks studying comparative health care. The class focused on the comparisons and similarities of our health care system and Japan’s health care system. Needless to say, Japans health care is a lot better. During my time there I traveled to several different hospitals in Japan, got to interview Japanese doctors, and take classes with other Japanese students. Also while overseas I took a 3 week, intensive Japanese class. I now know 3 languages, English, Spanish, and some Japanese J I’m hoping that not only I become a doctor someday but that I can really influence a change in our country. We can learn a lot from the other countries in this world. I for one think Japan has a lot of great methods for a better environment and community.
During my free time I usually like to relax and catch up on my favorite tv shows. But I also like to work out, practice piano, and listen to music.
I don’t have any previous anthropology experience. I am taking this class for my major and because it seemed the most interesting and like it would contribute to my knowledge of the medical field more than some of the other options I had. I’ve also have heard good things about this course from a fellow co-worker.
Me and my friends from University of Shiga Prefecture Nursing Class.