From Austin to Washington: Travel, Arrival, and Pre-Departure Orientation

The past two days of Pre-Departure Orientation have been such a blur! From travel, to arrival, to meeting everyone in our team, my NSLI-Y journey is off to a great start! Travel: With this being my first time flying all alone, I was definitely a bit nervous at the airport. Up until security, everything was … Continue reading From Austin to Washington: Travel, Arrival, and Pre-Departure Orientation

A Rewarding Last Week in Austin… T-3 Days until my NSLI-Y Adventure!

Itโ€™s Friday night and I leave for Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) on Monday. This past week has been incredibly busy. In addition to cramming last minute Arabic vocabulary, choosing host family gifts, and packing my luggage, I was lucky to spend this week doing one of my favorite things: volunteering with refugees. Every summer, Interfaith Action … Continue reading A Rewarding Last Week in Austin… T-3 Days until my NSLI-Y Adventure!