I discovered the LeaveUrMark organization while searching for volunteer programs that would give me adventure, culture, and a meaningful experience. In 2015, I was working for a small business 40+ hours a week doing email marketing. At that point in my life, I was pretty unhappy and I really wanted a vacation that would change my perspective. While scrolling the internet one day, I luckily stumbled upon the opportunity to explore India with several volunteer options through LeaveUrMark. The internship at the Sheila Kothavala Institute For The Deaf (SKID) in Bangalore, India called to me the most. Even though I had only taken one semester of American Sign Language in college, I decided to volunteer there in a pre-K class. I think about those children every day. They opened my eyes to a whole new culture and taught me so much. I still remember the sign for the color "black" and how they would point to their hair. Volunteering at the school is ideal for anyone searching to make a difference.