I decided to introduce myself in the trip blog because I do not have a Facebook or other social networking account. I attend Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon and cannot wait to go on this trip! I am a bit shy and quiet at first, but I look forward to meeting new people. I am originally from California but lived in Texas for seven years, just returning home at the beginning of 11th grade. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, swimming, and playing video games.

This trip truly will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I look forward to experiencing an entirely different culture and broadening my perspective on life.