Psyched for Cyprus: Day 14- What Have We Learned?

Well everyone, it’s official, Plus3 Cyprus has come to an end. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect going into this trip. I didn’t know anything about travelling in Europe, I had never been on an educational trip abroad before, much less with 25 people, and I was anxious to see what kind of academic and career-boosting experiences I was going to have. However, I can say without a doubt that Plus3 was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I will carry the time spent here with me for the rest of my life.

Every time we went to a new company or stood in a centuries-old building, I couldn’t help but think, “wow, I am so incredibly lucky”. I know that this is something that very few people get to experience in their lifetime, and having the opportunity to not only be absorbed in the academic side but the personal side was so enlightening. From the executives and representatives at the companies, to the students at University of Nicosia and even random strangers on the street, I could feel that I was living a second hand cultural wave in comparison to those who breathe it every day. Every piece of Cyprus was completely different from the US, but I still felt strangely at home there, especially with the new friends I made during the two weeks; I wouldn’t have felt the way that I do about Plus3 if it weren’t for the amazing group of people who I was fortunate enough to have met and lived with. They were the glue that held this trip together for me, and I couldn’t be more thankful for every single person who made Cyprus unforgettable.

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