From studying abroad, I have learned to embrace every moment and get to know and learn something every person that you can. While on my trip, I became close friendsw with so many new people that I originally did not see myself getting along with. Spending a month with new faces helped me to realize that making the best out of every situation with all you encounter is the best way to approach every situation. I found that by following this technique in every day life, it will pay off. You will create a more pleasant environment around you that will in turn affect how other people view you and treat you. This trip has changed how open I am to new people and different experiences. I am so grateful for this change.
2.What self-discovery surprised you?
While abroad, I was able to experience many new and exciting things, but my favorite would have to be taking a trip to the outback and camping. On this trip, we were able to experience Australia's rare wildlife like kangaroos and koalas while sleeping under the stars and enjoying the company of other Aussies. This weekend trip allowed us as students to grow closer to one another while we got away from the city life and classes. Some fo the students even ate kangaroo burgers on this excursion!
6.Any advice for future participants?