The Land of Smiles is thinking of you today! It seems like just yesterday we were stir-frying our own pad thai, making new friends with the elephants (and each other), and living our best lives. The Tianna Team has sure been missing our shared laughs and all the memories we made. We hope your new school year is off to a great start!
The time you dedicated to teaching English at the local schools made such a lasting impact on the students. And we know it made a lasting impact on you too! Cross-cultural communication plays a major role in today’s world and you not only learned how to navigate these tricky situations, but… ya’ll THRIVED. Pottery may not have been our strong suit, but bonding with the kids sure was! The tears, notes, and hugs shared on the last day really demonstrated the connections you all made in just one week.
Our days were long, but we are so thankful to have made the most of the short time that we had to get to know each one of you. Celebrating each other’s’ strengths, supporting one another, and lending a listening ear – you are truly an inspiring group of young people. As mentors we were able to watch your progression and growth in just 14 days, imagine what awesome people you will become as you continue to lead, explore, and venture out of your comfort zones. We are so proud of you.
Some special moments from our trip:
-Cotton Eye Joe…. say less!
-The Story of Me
-Facing our fears at zip lining
-Learning about indigenous culture and challenging our ideas about development