Students arrive back home safe and sound today after an incredible 3 weeks and 36 long hours of traveling! Our last week together was filled to the brim with camping in a national park, shopping for last minute souvenirs, and enjoying each other's company and reflections on the program. We shared a last dinner together with staff members and participated in a Laos traditional ceremony called the "bai see". Students and staff tied pieces of string around each other's wrists to allow their souls to safely travel back with them home.
I think it's fair to say that every student was awed, challenged, and more than pleased with their experience. It was definitely a learning experience for everyone, and I was pleasantly surprised at the group effort everyone put in to make this an incredible trip. I'm sure these students will remember this experience forever, and hopefully will make it back to Thailand one day!