Be prepared to learn about yourself, especially the bad stuff. You aren’t alone but you don’t have your family with you like at home. Make sure you are mature enough, you don’t want to go out there and then have to depend on so many people around you. You should be independent. And if you aren’t, you will learn how to be. Have an open mind and know that you aren’t going on a luxurious vacation. You are going to travel and learn more than you know, have an open mind to the world around you and respect the locals.