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Photo by Tom Pablo, South America Semester.

Intro to Me

Hi guys!

I’m Grace Berrien and I’m so excited to meet all of you in a few days! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for months so I can’t believe it’s finally here!

A few things about me:

  • I am a huge fruit lover and I always have to try at least one bite of each new food for the sake of a small challenge a day- just gotta try it all!
  • I’m an avid ocean swimmer, I love hiking every chance I get, I play lacrosse, and I go on runs when I can
  • I’m a big fan of The Office, Breaking Bad, and That ’70s Show
  • I love puzzles!!
  • I just went skydiving a few days ago and wow. Never been so terrified but also so free- highly recommend!!
  • I really admire those who naturally pack light. Hopefully, I can fully get to that point before Saturday!

I’m super excited for all the different homestays and getting to be a part of these people’s communities. I have some Spanish experience but nothing as immersive as this, so that part should be fun and extremely helpful!

I watched the Secret Life of Walter Mitty years ago, and ever since, the desire to live life to the fullest/to take a risk has been spinning in the back of my mind. I think this trip is going to help me and all of us live the way we want to and really seize the day:))

Adios for now and can’t wait to meet you all in Miami!