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Photo by Celia Mitchell (2015/16 Semester Photo Contest Entry), Indonesia Semester.

Stronger Together

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure about what I was getting into during the first couple of days of our trip and I was a little nervous about what we were going to experience. However, I started to feel at ease and more confident with going with the flow with our instructors and simply just enjoying the ride.

As students, we really started out as just two cohorts who didn’t really want much to do with each other but as these two weeks have come and gone; we seemed to have become a solid unit. It reminds me of one activity we did today where we had to select one item that resonated with us and allowed us to describe our experience and what we learned throughout the trip. After looking around, I found a nice rock and it made me think of the entire group and what we’ve gone through together. After everyone selected their item, we all got into a circle and explained why we grabbed our specific item. I said that the rock reminded me of how our two groups became one and how solid we are together and along with that, it reminded me of indigenous people and even though there are different tribes, they all fight for the same cause.