The past six weeks in Madagascar was just absolutely amazing! This was truly an experience of a lifetime. We began the trip as individuals from all different walks of life, each seeking different things. Some of us came for our internship’s, research, for travelling, and something that will look great on our resumes. Our minds where so focus on the next steps in our lives, but Madagascar changed us. We came as individuals but left as friends. It was such a short time, but we grew very close. We all bonded and came together like a family. I was a thousand miles away, but I felt at home.
I got so much more out of this trip than I ever expected. We got to travel to many part of Madagascar, see so many lemurs, and stay in some very lavish hotels. Some of the hotels we ate at and stayed, made me feel like I was a celebrity or someone rich. We went to so many sites and attended concerts; there was hardly a dull moment. One of the best parts of this trip for me was meeting and making new friends.
my peers on the trip where amazing, but it wouldn’t have been the same if we did not have Fanomezantsoa Razafimalala and Antso Razakafamanjanantsoa. If it wasn’t for these two Malagasy students, I wouldn’t have learned so much Malagasy language, music and culture. You guys were the greatest, being back in the US, does not feel right without you. Thank you for making this one of the greatest experiences of my life, for teaching us your culture, your dance moves and for sharing your country with us. The trip wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Now, to all my peers from the study aboard trip, the Staff and people at CVB, My TA’s Katherine and Kate (second moms), Franck, my professor Tharcisse and all the amazing people of Madagascar.
THANK YOU all for making this experience so wonderful.