This educational adventure has meant a lot to me. This adventure made me aware of the issues going on not only in our neighborhood, but also on the other side of the world. Going on this journey, I was able to learn a few lessons. One of the lessons that I learned was that I don’t have to do something big in order to make a change. Even the smallest changes that you make have a huge impact. Another lesson that I learned was that when traveling, it’s a good idea to have an open mind. Things will be different in another country, and you have to be cautious to make sure what you’re saying isn’t hurting anyone. You also have to remember that things you do might be things that others consider strange.
I think that I have grown a lot because of this trip. I have become a lot more environmentally cautious with things going on that I wouldn’t really notice before. In the beginning of the trip, I did have to challenge myself to be social. I didn’t know anyone that was going on this trip, being that I was the only one from my school chosen. I did have to make myself be more social and open to new people. I feel like my behavior will change quite a bit moving forward. Like I said before, I have become a lot more environmentally cautious, so this will make me a lot more environmentally friendly. Becoming more environmentally friendly will make me want to make others environmentally friendly also. I have also changed because I feel like I’m able to step up a lot more than I did before, because of the opportunities that I decided to step up in during my journey.