I have always been a traveler, but my time in Salzburg was my first big trip to do all on my own. The support of the staff and my host mom was exactly what I needed to feel comfortable on my own in a foreign country. There were always available if we had questions, but they also allowed us to be independent and make our own discoveries in Austria. The program set-up was perfect and really helped us thrive. We took German speaking classes and Austrian history for the first half of the semester and then after spring break we were given the chance to choose our own classes, which was awesome! (I highly recommend the Intercultural Communication class, it was so informative and eye-opening). The school also took us on several excursions so we were learning outside of the classroom and actually getting to experience the true Austria. I think what I loved most was the city of Salzburg itself. It's a much smaller place than most of the European cities you'd dream of going, but for me, that made it the perfect place to explore. One of my favorite memories of the whole semester was the very first day we were in Salzburg. The school had set up this scavenger hunt that required us to walk all over the main town areas and find little Salzburg treasures. It helped us get our bearings in a new city in such a fun way and that was the perfect start to our semester. Additionally, Salzburg's awesome location gave us the change to go explore other places on the weekends, I think we ended up visiting 10 different countries, which is such a cool experience to now say that I've had. It was my amazing experience at Salzburg College that led me to a career in educational travel and changed my life for the better!