I wanted to go to a country that most students don't consider and be able to have an entirely different experience than most students do.
My advisor had a pretty good idea of the issues I am passionate about and was really familiar with South Africa. She suggested that South Africa would be a really great choice for me personally. I was really trusting of her so I explored the different options, which were quite limited, of programs and types of experiences.
AIFS's program in Stellenbosch, South Africa sparked my interest because it was located near Cape Town, I could live in a flat with other students, and I would have a really consistent living situation that some other programs didn't provide. AIFS Stellenbosch was really the best choice for what I needed and really fulfilled those requirements.