This week as been different than last week. Last week we did a lot of sight seeing and touring of the city. This week is more about growing our relationships we have here. This week we have done many things with the partner university down here in Chile. At the university we have many friends. Some of those friends came up to Buffalo back in February when it was freezing cold. It is so nice to see them again. Also, we have made new friends do as well. It is amazing how nice the people are in this culture. Everyone is so welcoming.
The relationship with the other girls from Buffalo are continuing to grow. This week I have learned a lot about not being so fearful of certain things. Some of the experiences we have done this week have truly made me a little uneasy, but in the end it is a wonderful experience and you truly see how you are and continue to grow.
I am so grateful and so honored that I was given this opportunity to have this experience. I have truly learned so much about myself in the amount of time I have been here. I can not wait to see the growth at the end of the trip. I know this trip has made my a better person. I can identify my strengths and my weaknesses. This trip has made me a better teacher and student. Sitting in class and listening people speak Spanish to me and sometimes not having a clue what's going on in class is very eye opening. This experience will help me teach English language learners. I know truly know how it feels to be sitting in a class or even out and about and not understand what people are saying around me. The growth that I will have at the end of the trip will be life changing.