In less than 24 hours I will be flying out to Quito, Ecuador to begin a three week tropical entomology study abroad program. I am excited but very nervous as I truly do not know what to expect. I hope my body will adjust well to the new (extremely hot) climate I will experience. I will soon be meeting my fellow students on the trip. I am sure it will be a great group of people. I am excited to meet them. I hope I am able to handle bugs effectively. My experience in entomological field studies is limited. However these things go, I am so excited to immerse myself in a new culture, in a field of science that I am unfamiliar with, and to see the beautiful creation of our world. I cannot wait to get started!