Hey everyone! My name is Megan and I'm a Junior studying Marketing with a minor in Design. Within my graduation requirements, I have to have some sort of study abroad experience. With that as a requirement that was presented to me right as I entered college, I immediately started weighing my options of where I could possibly go in this huge world we live in. I had an opportunity to volunteer in Africa as a middle school student but I let that pass me by; it just wasn't the right time in my life to take such a huge leap. But because I get the chance to fulfill that opportunity that was once presented to me, I cannot be more excited to see what it has in store for me. Ever since that time in middle school, I have regretted not going to Africa, so I made it one of my life long goals to make the journey.
Now that the adventure to Africa has begun, I know my dream is finally about to come true. I do have to admit, I am a bit anxious about the trip simply because I have absolutely no idea what to expect; I have never been this far outside of my comfort zone before. It will indeed be a life changing experience, but to the extent, I am eager to find out. Stay tuned!
Throughout this incredible opportunity I am hoping to become a better version of myself. I have never thought too in-depth about the topic of social justice, so this trip will give me the chance to find out knowledge that I have been missing. I would like to take the experiences of the South Africans I encounter back with me to the United States and let them influence the life that I will continue to live. I hope to learn a lot about myself, others on the trip and most importantly about South Africa. So let the journey begin! Africa here we come!