I would just like to take a little bit of time to reflect upon my experience here in New Zealand, and more importantly, this program. Since tomorrow will be our last actual day of the program, I figured this would be a good time to reflect upon it all. I have enjoyed myself immensely. I wasn't particularly interested in this program as I was about travelling to New Zealand, but after going through with it all I am very glad I did choose to do take it. I am not going to lie and say that I am now extremely fascinated with Maori culture, because I am not, but I have learned a lot of valuable information that will be applicable not only to my future career, but also my understanding of people. I am still a little disappointed in how I didn't take a very active role in interacting with our hosts, but I still cannot break out of my shell. I guess that is something I will just need to continue to struggle with, anxiety will do that though. And I don't mean to say that this trip hasn't helped, because it certainly has, but just not as much as I would have liked. But so far I have had a great time.