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My name Shiva Ward, and I am 17 years old going into senior year in high school. I am from New York and this is my first dragons course! I’m extremely independent so the idea of being in a new environment away from my life at home seemed appealing. I hope to learn about the amazing culture and explore the beautiful land, and in doing so learn more about myself. The reason I chose this program is that learning how to create authentic interactions with another culture is important for me and my future. So I am excited to be traveling close to the ground and look forward to embodying the mentality and actions of a traveler, fully embracing the cultures I encounter and making friends everywhere I go. Fun fact about me is that I love you make people laugh!

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
⁃ Steve Jobs