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Study Abroad

With a Full Heart

May 23, 2018

Tanzania school children playingTanzania has been the most magical place I have ever travelled to and where I have experienced the most amazing moments. Everything about this country is truly beautiful from the topography and gorgeous animals, to the people and the intriguing culture. Every morning, I am more and more excited to teach the students and make them feel loved. The smiles on their faces every time we see them drive us all to teach to the best of our capabilities and be fully engaged with them each hour. These kids are not only learning so much from us, but we are learning even more from them. Each person on this trip helps one another push through any sickness or struggle; we all keep each other motivated and it is truly inspiring to watch. We are also able to join the kids for recess at 3 p.m. each day we are teaching. This is where we develop personal relationships with the kids and learn aspects of their own culture including, how they dance, sing, speak, etc...

lasell student works with local school childrenTraveling outside of the United States has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. Experiencing this trip has made me realize all of the aspects of my own life that I take for granted, and most importantly, how I can grow to be a better version of myself. Tears fill my eyes knowing that we are all making a positive impact on the lives of these children, regardless of the obstacles that stand in our way. Whether it be sickness, the language barrier, personal emotions, etc., we all push through. I wish everyone could experience the way of life here to fully understand just how different the culture is compared to America. We are all different and there is such beauty in that. My heart has never been so full because I am spending my days helping others that deserve every opportunity in this world. There is so much love and wisdom here in Tanzania and we are bringing it all back with us to the United States.

In the next couple of days, we will be traveling to Iringa town and then heading to a rugby tournament about an hour away.

Everyone is alive, well, and humbled by our experiences here. We miss you all.