Why did you choose this program?
I chose this programme because of the whole host of diverse and exciting activities that were offered.
I was looking for something that gave me a sense of community and opportunity and the Warriors Academy offered just that. I was able to push myself and accept challenges all while learning and experiencing new things that made me explore my interests further. This is exactly what Warriors is about and choosing this programme was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?
Warriors Academy assisted me with everything; from organising transport to and from the airport to bike rentals and bedding. They are very accommodating and make this trip easy and accessible to everyone.
The flights have to be organised independently; however, this is very easy and the team at Warriors are happy to help with this anyway.
What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?
I wish I had asked more questions just so I could prepare myself for the small changes, and the team was very happy to answer all questions big or small that I had. I would advise everyone to take an opportunity like this if they can and to not overthink it and to embrace all the challenges and changes they may experience - traveling overseas is one of the most fulfilling things!
What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?
An average day consists of morning exercise, usually either running or cycling, followed by a breakfast with everyone before the start of the main day. Each day is completely different and unexpected, but they are designed to teach you a new, practical skill or to engage your mind in some other way.
The trips follow a similar structure; however, they consist of more adventure and fun!
Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?
My biggest fear was my insecurity and nervousness surrounding new people - even the simplest task felt impossible. The best way to overcome this kind of situation is to take things at your own pace, but also take every opportunity to push yourself that little bit further until it becomes a habit. Now, I feel so at ease around new people and approach overwhelming tasks in a different way entirely!