Shannon's Journey to Malawi

Current Location

Lilongwe, Malawi

Hi! I am a medical student working on cervical cancer research in Malawi! I am excited to tell you about my work and my travels in this beautiful country. Thanks for joining the journey!


Read about my fun week in my host city, Lilongwe! Some highlights: The weather was very hot, an interesting bug visited my house and I went to a race and a concert.


I have visited two countries in Africa: Ghana and Malawi. In this journal, I write about how they are similar and different. This helps me appreciate how big and diverse the continent of Africa is!

Field Notes

Meet Hope! He is in standard three, which is like third grade. He was so kind to agree to talk with me and answer all my questions. Let's learn about his daily life in Malawi!


These musicians play every Sunday in Lilongwe! I love going. They often make up their songs as they go along.