My name is Celea and I reside in the greater Seattle area. I am a junior in high school, and in a few days I will be on a plane to Ghana for the semester through the organization, AFS. I chose to send myself 7,354 miles away from home to explore this country for its community, language, and all there is to learn that comes with its culture. I plan to gain knowledge and appreciation in the people that I meet, experience the many different cultures, become fearless to foreign foods, and make life long friends. I am most excited to attend a local school and experience the difference in education and teaching style. Most people think that I am going to school in a hut...I assure you that I am not. My new school looks very exciting, equipped with computers, uniforms, activities, sports, clubs, and a strict list of do's and don't's. It should be very different from my Blue Ribbon High School, but I have a feeling this school will be just as enriching. I can not wait to start my adventure! I will become extremely saddened as the next few days go by, but once I'm on that plane, I am going! This experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I am ready to take it on!
To my friends and family: I will miss and love you all!
Until next time!