"I had never been on a plane, train, or on the other side of the world. It was scary. I was all alone and knew no one, but jumped head first into the adventure. As a group, we survived the long plane, train and bus rides, electric issues, forgetting the blue box, questionable living situations, the outback, braving the dark room and displaying artwork. We became a family within days. A family that celebrated the fourth of July and a family that helped each other out. The beginning was scary but it developed into a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget."