Julianne P., Environmental & Wildlife Volunteer in Australia
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For the past 19 years of my life, I have lived in a city, where lush fields and curious wildlife has been paved over with cement and concrete. I haven't been outside the country, much less the northeastern part of the United States since I was two. And without the InterExchange Working Abroad Grant, I probably wouldn't have been able to see and experience all that I have in North Queensland, Australia. Being a part of this program has been one of the best experiences I have ever had because I was able to fully engage myself in something I was passionate about, but I was also able to meet so many people from around the world. During six weeks, I met people from England, Korea, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and others from America and elsewhere. My perceptions of the world have broadened at least twenty-fold. I have learned about so many different cultures and languages, and have opened my mind up to different beliefs, values, and foods, especially foods.
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