When I was over in Peru for about a month, I always found myself being in shock for being in the place where my roots stem from. Being in the Experiment allowed me to not only gain new friendships among my own group, but new family members among my host family. I appreciated my group because we all came from different backgrounds and we created a group where we were free to embrace our cultural backgrounds. I have alot of favorite memories of my trip, but one of the main ones would have to be when I was homesick and my host family acted so quick to make me feel better. To be specific, I was not able to speak on the phone with my mom for a while because of the time change and right when I heard her voice - the tears started flowing like a river. My host mom and host sister quickly came to the rescue and hugged me. They reassured me everything was going to be okay, my real mom and my host mom even got to speak on the phone. That moment was pivotal for me because it just demonstrated two strong peruvian woman connecting across the world which was unreal to wrap my head around. Overall, shoutout to the Experiment for giving me the opportunity to create and have these unforgettable experiences.