The road depicted in the adjacent image is a perfect representation of the experiences I have had while studying abroad with the Edge of the Outback Crew. It is not the smoothest thing in the world; full of bumps, dips and stones. It is not the straightest thing in the world; full of crests and curves. However, when one is studying abroad in a country as awe inspiring as Australia the last thing they want to do is glide through on the straight and narrow. I am forever indebted to all those who work to make this program as exhilarating as it is.