7/20/14 Departure Day - Thoughts at Midway Airport

June 23, 2016

Spirit Cultural Exchange offers individuals the opportunity to help with a variety of volunteer projects in Ecuador while immersing themselves in the local culture. Volunteer projects are available throughout the year for a minimum of one week and are offered in many different fields. We hope you enjoy reading the blogs of our summer 2014 scholarship winner Danielle S. 

I am currently sitting in the airport ready to board my flight for GA.

There are people here heading to many destinations. Goodbyes and anxiety seem to be encircling most of the terminal, but I am gladly ready for my flight. The excitement of this trip is really setting in! I am leaving, for Ecuador, today! I am ready for the adventure ahead. I have so many questions. What will my host family be like? Will the city be as beautiful as the pictures? Will I adjust quickly? Will I be able to keep up with the quick Spanish of native speakers?! I feel more and more like a world traveler and I absolutely love it. I am confident that this is what I am meant to do for the rest of my life. Serving. Exploring. Experiencing. SEEing the entire world (Don’t mention my creativeness there!). I am so grateful for this opportunity! Can’t wait for the adventure ahead this next month!