Part of the reason I am going on the trip to Nicaragua is personal growth and getting outside of my comfort zone. I have always been a city person and never really “outdoorsy”. This past summer I had the opportunity to work with Dartmouth’s DOC First-Year Trips, climbing mountains and exploring the outdoors. As someone who has little outdoors experience, it really forced me to step outside my comfort zone and realize my own mental and physical capabilities.
I know for a fact that I would have a bit of culture shock when I get to Nicaragua but I look forward to the learning experience and growth to be had. I can’t wait to go to a new place in a new continent and engage with local community members as I know for sure that it will expand my knowledge and my comfit zone.