This has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding opportunities I have ever experienced. I got here and was completely thrown into a new culture, new way of thinking, new people, new language and new scenery. The first few weeks were rough, but I adapted and I am now flourishing in this new and amazing environment. I have learned so much, not just about Kiswahili and the culture, but also about myself and how the people around me think. I have found some truly amazing friends here and done some things I never imagined I would ever do. You can find a home anywhere and I have found one here. This has been a once in a lifetime experience and I can't wait to see how this opportunity will form my future.

-Erin, 2014