Preparing for my trip to Uruguay has been one of the most exciting, anxiety-inducing things I’ve ever had to do. For starters, I’ve never been on a plane before, let alone a flight that will take over 9 hours! Thankfully, my friends and other students going on the trip have been super helpful in telling me what to bring, what not to bring, and what to expect overall.

Having to pack and prepare for this trip in the middle of the semester also adds the added stress of taking care of last-minute assignments, midterm exams, and most importantly, keeping up with the work associated with my study abroad class. The class component of this trip is turning out to be very interesting, and I find the information I’m learning is making me more excited than ever to go and see in person how the agricultural systems in Uruguay really are.

We’re less than a week out from our flight, and I’m so ready to finally go on this adventure. I have everything packed, my classwork is ~mostly~ completed, and the time has come to finalize all of the plans and preparations. I’ve been dreaming of this for a long time, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend my spring break!