Hi all! This year instead of heading to Trinity College, I will be participating in a Gap Year Program called Thinking Beyond Borders.I will spend 7 months exploring South Africa, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Ecuador, and Peru. I will be traveling with 14 other students and 3 leaders from all over the world. Throughout the trip we will learn about critical global issues regarding the environment, sustainable agriculture, and public health. The trip will end in Washington DC where we will meet with representatives from the World Bank, Congress, and NGOs to further discuss the international issues that we explored throughout our trip. Additionally we will spending our time living with host families, working with local experts, and participating in academic seminars. I will use this blog to write about the different people, places, foods, experiences, and adventures I encounter. Although I will not have access to the internet everyday I will try to post as often as possible. Hope you enjoy!