Sitting on the balcony on my last night in Germany, I am full of different emotions. I am happy and so thankful that I had such a wonderful and life-changing experience in Germany, traveled with the most amazing group of friends and professors, and had the most amazing host who has done so much for me while in Stuttgart. I am extremely sad to be leaving my host and all of her wonderful students who I am going to miss dearly. I have seen the most beautiful places in Germany and have learned to travel in new places on my own. I have already been thinking about what IPDS program I want to do next, and where I want to travel next on my own. Two years ago, one year ago, and even several months ago, I never thought I would be living with a host, in a different country, and able to explore on my own. I did not think I was capable of stepping out of my comfort zone. This trip has helped me grow as a person and has helped me become more independent and confident, and for that I am so thankful. I am sad that this trip is over, but this is not a goodbye, it’s a see you soon.