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Hey Everyone!

Hey everybody, my name is Mikey Austin, I am an 18 year old from Boulder, Colorado. I am passionate about travel (shocker), world history, writing (storytelling) and science, and when I grow up I want to teach history in high school. I chose to participate in the Mekong program primarily due to the opportunity to travel to Cambodia and Laos. Those countries have dominated my bucket list for a good few years now and I am ecstatic to finally get to visit them. I was originally planning on going to Bhutan (which seems to be a pattern for our group) but switched due to the variety on this course. I am spending the month of December post course in Malta, but sadly can’t spend any longer because I have to attend college. I’ve had the privilege to travel  around Europe and met some wonderful strangers , however I am certain that none of that has prepared me for this cultural experience. I am most excited for home-stays, and least excited to shave my face every few days.

Thanks for reading, I’ll see you all at LAX