Only a week and a couple days away. South Africa is calling my name. Never in my life did I think I would get the chance to take such a amazing trip to a place enriched with history. I have always wanted to travel to a different country to experience a different culture and to get a better perspective of life outside the US. To be honest, traveling to South Africa never crossed my mind. I did not know much about South Africa, other than hearing about the World Cup in 2010. When I first heard of the Maymester, I was skeptical. I thought that there would be better options in the future and didn’t know if I would be able to work it out.
A huge reason for me choosing to go to South Africa was that a few of my friends had decided to go. But, after researching South Africa and learning what we would be doing, I knew that I could not turn down this amazing opportunity; I feel sure that no other trip could measure up to the experience I will have. I am excited to get the chance to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town and to see all that it has to offer. It will be a brand new experience all the way around, from my first flight to my first safari and much more. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to go and experience South Africa with a great group of people. I have no doubt that this will be the trip of a lifetime. I can not wait!