Before this trip, i was very introverted. I was the one in the back and who's voice was never heard. One of the greatest weaknesses I had was social anxiety, and I was going on a trip with a bunch of other kids my age who I thought I would never get along with at first. No one really paid much attention to me until we left, and from there I bonded with each individual teen and counselor. On that trip I completely let loose and began making friends who I am still friends with today, and this experience has definitely taught me to open my soul up to the people around me, and establish a connection with anyone I meet.
How can this program be improved?
The only thing that others may be cautious of is staying with the group. i wandered off a lot, but could be Japanese. I also had to spend the night at an airport, waiting for my plane, alone.
Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would