Experience of a Lifetime By Chelsie Smith

I first heard about this trip in my sociology class. As the applications were being passed around all I could think about was what an amazing experience this would be. I always see things I want to do and yet I never take a step towards accomplishing them. I always come up with some sort of excuse, but this time I pushed that block in my mind aside because I would never know unless I tried. Constantly, I am dreaming of traveling and experiencing something other than the small town that I have grown up. I can’t wait to experience a new culture and learn more about other people and places. It is just still so surreal to me. I can’t believe that I am actually leaving my hometown and experiencing something new. I’m also very excited to serve others because I feel like there is a joy that comes along with it that is irreplaceable. I also think that it is the best way to become immersed with the culture and the people. I can’t wait to go because I know it will be the biggest and most beneficial trip I have ever been on. I can’t wait to share our story with you all!