I am David (Trip) Sherwood. I current live in McLean VA and am a rising senior in high school. My main two interests include the classical world and religion. Especially Roman history and the early spread of Christianity. I also have a strong interest in linguistics and how languages have spread over the globe during these thousands of years. What brought me to this program was the fact that my cousins had done similar programs and the strong comparative religions aspect of this program. I am most exited to experience a culture and country utterly foreign to me.