Sheesh, does this take me back! Our very first field trip with each other barely knowing one another. We knew everyone’s intros – full name, home town, university everyone attends – but we were still strangers in this new world. For me, I wanted to learn more about myself through the trip and network with other kids on the trip.
A major worry for myself was spending Thanksgiving away from home. Our program was setting up a small Thanksgiving for us but it didn’t feel the same. I have never been away from family or loved ones during major holidays. I didn’t want to attend the program at all.
Little did I know.
Everyone isn’t pictured
After spending three months in Morocco I gained not only friends, but future bridesmaids and family. I’ve learned so much about myself through each person on the trip, I forgot about my worries while abroad. After spending Thanksgiving with my new family, it was truly the best one I have ever had. Saying what we were thankful for was much more rewarding and genuine than the past years with my family. Thanksgiving was truly Redefined!
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I am a junior at Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., majoring in Journalism with a minor in Business Administration. Post-graduation I plan to attend the University of Miami and pursue a career in International Administration. I enjoy photography, writing, music and art. Traveling to Morocco, I hope to find a different perspective for my work and bring a little piece of the country back with me. I look forward to exploring different volunteer and activist opportunities. I hope you enjoy my posts about my experience!</span></p>