“It was an incredible experience and truly different than just study abroad. It was a true dive into cultural immersion and I hope that everyone has the chance to have this experience. I really found another extraordinary part of myself that I had been pushing away for years. I found the part of me that was outgoing and confident. I learned to go with the flow and to relax and enjoy this life.
I am especially grateful for the children of the host families I stayed at. They taught so much about being carefree and just happy for what you have. They made me thankful for the members of my family that care for me so deeply. There is always something healing about the happiness of these children, even when they don’t have that much.”