Hello everyone!  I’m Mr. Austin, and I will be one of your trusty GG Leaders on your trip to Leon!  You all deserve to be commended for your dedication to Global Glimpse, both in the application process as well as in completing the pre-trip workshops, so congratulations.  Hopefully you are all taking the necessary steps to prepare for our trip, whether that means assembling all the things you plan on bringing with you, reading up on Leon, or whatever else you need to do before we depart.  I can’t tell you how excited I am for this trip; like some of you, this will be my first time leaving the United States and experiencing a new country and culture.

Above all else, the driving force behind my efforts as a GGL is to provide all of you with the opportunity to have that same new experience.  It’s something that I wish dearly that I would have had in high school, and I truly believe that you will all benefit from this trip more than you or I could ever imagine.  I look forward to meeting all of you; see you very soon!leon