When I got accepted into this study abroad, I was nervous. Happy and excited, but also nervous. Flying across the planet with a bunch of people I’d never met before, it’s a little intimidating.

This was taken at the end of our second camping trip after leaving the campground at 11:30, one of our cars breaking down in the middle of the bush, sitting at a craft center for 3 hours waiting for the car situation to be sorted out, and getting back on the road to go home at 6.

Home. I never thought a place 8,000 miles away from Virginia could feel like that. But these people made it possible; I truly feel like we became family by the end of this trip. Bonded by laughs, tears, heart-to-hearts, silly quotes, nothing working right the first time, and impala. So many impala.

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