“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
I have now been home for a week, and this will be my last post on this blog. It would be impossible to articulate everything I learned and saw and experienced in my time abroad, but to end this record of my semester abroad, here are just a few things that I will miss about South Africa:
–The people I met, from the other exchange students to the local Rhodes students to everyone I met while traveling
–Going on trips and seeing new places in a beautiful country
–The friendliness of South Africans and the African custom of calling all women “sisi” and “mama,” regardless of actual familial relation
–Nights at the Rat and Sunday services in the Cathedral
–The multiculturalism of the country, such as hearing and seeing multiple languages at once
The past four and a half months were certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I want to express my gratitude and love to all who joined me on this grand adventure!