One thing I will never forget from my study abroad experience is the memories I’ve made and the lasting relations I’ve built with students and professors from UP and other people I have met along the way. Through them not only have I learned more of the rich culture and history of Mexico but also the overall reality of the country, the every-day difficulties and struggles of the people, and how these same people overcome these obstacles. I’ve come to greatly appreciate the opportunities given to me throughout my life. Traveling outside of the country alone for the first time has helped me grow in numerous ways. I have developed a deeper love and appreciation for the land of my ancestors. I’ll never forget this experience, and that I hope someday in the future I’ll get to make more wonderful memories with the people I’ve met.