When the semester first began, I decided that this upcoming summer would be spent abroad, particularly through one of the journey programs. My obvious choice was the Journey to Peru, and I quickly started an application as well as scholarship applications. There’s still a lot to think about, but getting ready for this trip and actually going will be incredible. I’ve never been outside the United States, so I am more than ecstatic to go. And as much as I enjoy my job, I often have to remind myself that I’m “saving for Peru” to motivate me and maintain a positive attitude amongst the stresses of school. I absolutely cannot wait to be in Peru and to be able to write more posts from the perspective of someone who has finally been away from the U.S.