Guanajuato, Mexico - 2012
Educational Purpose: My goal for this trip was to explore the city and to find a purpose to serve in the lives of all the people I would meet. It seemed as though everywhere I went, I would find someone to have an amazing conversation (in Spanish) or adventure with: dancing salsa in the park, descending into a silver mine, meditating with a Tibetan lama, studying Korean at the school of languages, and attending an education course at the university with a group of graduate students who just happened to be from Seattle! In the course of this trip I got to know and love Guanajuato and its residents, and I met many people from different regions of Mexico. I am so grateful to have learned all I did from this wondrous travel experience.