Im a bit late in telling my story =(
My name is Mikayla and I went to Peru in 2012. It was one of the BEST LIFE CHANGING things I’ve ever done in my life. I was able to learn a lot, not only about other people, but a lot about me. Through that trip I was able to learn about what people in Peru are like, meet them, talk to them, attempt to learn Spanish, and become a member of another community. I was able to go to school, to learn, to see what others are learning about, what’s important to them, versus what’s important to us. I was able to take tests, write, learn.
I saw a lot about myself as well. I learned that I am a shy person, but that once I feel safe with these people, I am ready to rock and roll! I saw in myself that how I see myself, and how others see me can differ a TON. I saw that I can have a potential, and that not just my family saw that. I saw and learned that I love to travel, and I can’t wait for some paper work to be done for when Im an exchange student in France!
Thank you, ISSE, you’ve done a lot for me! =)