My experience was unique in the sense that I got to see how closely related SA was to the United States. The field trips were so thought out and in my opinion beyond important. They really set the tone for the learning environment. I think it takes a specific type of person to enjoy this program. You need to be okay with having little to no structure. Going with the flow is what made the program shine for me. I loved just being engaged with the content we were learning and the people we were meeting. The homestays were an amazing experience that really allowed me to practice the language and engage with the community. I will forever cherish the great relationships I built abroad and recommend this program to anyone else who is willing to put in the work, step outside their comfort zone and learn a whole new culture.