My decision to go to Germany was an optimistic dive into the unknown. I did not know that this program existed until after attending Calvin. However, the concept of going abroad for an extended period of time to both study and better acquaint myself with a culture put me on board.
For a class outcome, I hope that we can all pass our class while being friends with each other, despite any differences that we have.
A personal strength to contribute would be my sensitivity. I know what it’s like to feel utterly helpless, whether it be academically or emotionally. While this in itself is hard, I am also equipped to better provide support to those who need it in any way that I humanly can, as opposed to if I had not been through tough times myself.
I pray that everyone on this trip, regardless of past experiences, would gain ones that can be fruitful for our improvement, ranging from spiritual to mental growth(, as well as other skills like humor to sharpen). To add to this would be being able to translate this growth and apply it beyond the trip, in upcoming semesters and later in life.