"This has been such an amazing experience that has made me grow in many ways. I have met amazing people and have had unforgettable experiences! I have traveled more than I ever thought I would.
There were many ups but also a few downs throughout this year. Some days I forgot that I was 1000s of km's away from home, and other days I just wanted to be with my family in my home country - which luckily only happened a few times.
I am really grateful for the host family who I have been with. They really made me feel part of their family in all aspects. It never felt like I was working, rather just being an older sister who helps out with the younger siblings."