Ali Melgard, a junior at Iowa State University, writes about how quickly connections can be made while studying abroad with Go Global!
If someone asked me what my perfect day would be, I can now say that I’ve already had it. Yesterday I traveled into Athens with a group of 6 girls I didn’t know before I came on this trip, all of them so different in background and personality, but in a matter of hours we became best friends. We went shopping for traditional Greek sandals, having beers and wine. We bonded about our similarities and learned everything about one another. Becoming so close with these girls in such a short matter of time makes me ecstatic for the rest of the trip. I’m already dreading leaving them, but I know that we will always have this trip connecting us. We have taken the term “committing to connect” to heart.