Honestly, going on Winterline was the best decision I've ever made. I was looking for something that no other program offered. I wanted to travel to many countries and learn something, and that's what Winterline offered. If you're thinking about doing it, I would recommend it. It may seem like a lot, and it is, but it's worth it. Traveling for nine months can feel challenging and overwhelming at times, but it's very rewarding. I learned a lot about myself and the world when traveling to all those countries.
I decided to go on this trip because I wasn't ready for college, in the sense that I was done with school. I didn't want to dive into for more years of traditional classroom education. I had been in school all my life, and I wanted a break but I still wanted to learn something. I didn't want to take time off, I just wanted to experience something different. I felt like I needed to travel the world and experience living on my own before going to college. Going on this trip was a great decision because I felt ready to go back to school after it. During the traveling, I learned how differently people live around the world and how their history and culture came to be. This made me want to learn more. This made me motivated and excited to go to college to actually study. I didn't know what I wanted to study and what I wanted to do with my life before the program, after, I felt like I was heading on a good direction. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do, but I new what interested me the most and what are I wanted to study.