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Cate’s introduction

Hi everyone! As many of you know, my name is Cate. I’m 14 years old and am continuing at the Nueva high school for 9th grade. I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, and reading. I’m super excited to travel to Thailand because of all the new opportunities and perspectives that I will learn about, and to be able to come back with memories that will impact my everyday life. I am also looking forward to getting to know all of you better! See you in July!

“Yet for me the first great joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all my beliefs and certainties at home, and seeing everything I thought I knew in a different light, and from a crooked angle.”

I chose this quote because it encapsulates all my thoughts about going to Thailand on the service learning trip into one sentence. I think that it is really important for throughout this whole trip that we all are experiences things throughout multiple lenses. One of the main reasons that I am going on this trip is to learn through a different culture and experience things in a “different light.”