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Manifesting Reality into Medicine -

2017 International Student Travel Video Contest Entry
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Manifesting Reality into Medicine -

  • Thomas Holguin
  • 2017
  • 3:59

This is the eighth version of this poem I created for this contest to try and convey what it feels like to be an international student for me and how it crosses borders with anxiety, money issues and being open. The video covers my rooftop sunrises, brief mention of loss of my close friend before studying abroad and what anxiety can look and feel like. My message and goal in my year abroad is based on the message to "Manifest reality into medicine". Although I have my own goals, vlogs and photography projects lined up, at the very most basic level, I want to come back to California a healthier person for me, my friends and the Riverside community. I loved living and working with international students at UC Riverside, and I hope that this poem can share just a small insight into the emotional side of a current study abroad student, something I saw in all of the international students I have lived with. Food insecurity, emotional grief and economic issue don't stop at customs.

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