My experience studying and working in the UK Pennycloddiau field school through the Institute for Field Research was honestly one of the best academic experiences that I have had in my past three years of college. Going to Wales I was going to see if going further into the field of archaeology would be for me and something that I would want to pursue after I graduate from college. The program was outstanding from beginning to end. The information provided to me by IFR was extremely helpful and emailing their staff about questions I had before I left the United States was very easy and they responded promptly. Once in Wales and at our housing site, the fun and learning never stopped. Working with the site supervisors and directors was something that I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life. Every day I was learning something new, and how I could improve my technique and skills over the course of the four weeks. Being able to collaborate and work with students from the University of Liverpool as well as other international students was a wonderful experience, that I was able to learn more about different education systems and ways of learning. I made lasting friendships with people that I still speak to on a weekly basis. If I had the opportunity to go back to Wales and attended another IFR Field School as a student or as a supervisor, I would definitely do so. It was a rewarding and wonderful learning experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.