When I heard about the opportunity to go to the Maldives this summer I thought it would be a great way to get some hands on experience while also helping and teaching people. I have done some previous traveling in Europe, but I have no doubts that the Maldives will be a completely different and amazing experience. I’m looking forward to meeting the Maldivian people and learning about their culture and customs. It will be a great experience to work with different communities and community members to execute this project and hopefully it will have long lasting benefits for everyone that is involved. Lastly I am really looking forward to seeing the diverse marine habitats, especially the coral reefs. I’ve read about them a lot in my classes and it will be awesome to finally see some first hand. I feel this project is going to be an awesome way meet tons of new people,  learn by working with local communities, make friends, and explore the awesome surroundings. Hopefully if you’re reading this I will get to meet you at some point during the six week project. Cant wait for August!