The Atlantic crossing was an adventure I still talk about to this day and even became an integral part of my story in my medical school application. It was a thrilling experience to be such an integral part of a diverse team working together to navigate across an entire ocean. I saw so many things, big and small, that I would never have been able to experience in any other setting. For example, I watched satellites zoom across a sky filled to the brim with stars, swam in dead-calm water that was thousands of feet deep, made dolphin sightings part of my daily routine, and discovered a love for the Azores hundreds of miles of the coast of Spain. If you've always wanted to learn how to sail in the most unique of ways I highly recommend this trip. Ever wanted to know how land smells? Want to be able to watch Pirates of the Caribbean and point out all the parts of the ship (and know how to sail it)? Have a passion for salt or learning to cook in a tilted kitchen? I picked up so many large and small skills on my crossing that I use more often than anyone would expect. If you don't mind creating close ties with a group of strangers by accomplishing a feat sailors have been doing for millennia, then this is the trip for you.