As part of my education for my junior year old high school I have decided to study abroad in Thailand for the spring semester 2017, January through June. I have made this decision becuase I think it is imporant that everyone at least once in their life gets to experice a whole new culture and step outside of their comfort zone to grow as a person. I am hoping to learn not only more about Thailand and Thai people, but also myself. I also hope to have a postive impact on my host family and the people I meet and I hope vise versa. I chose Thailand becuase it's a totally different culture than the western culture that I am used to and I think that will make my experice all the more memorable, not to mention all of the beautiful beaches and other places to visit. I think one of the most important things a person can do is travel to learn more about the world around them instead of just hearing it from other people and making an impact on the world around them as well, and that is what I hope to do during my time in Thailand through the Quest Exchange Program. I hope you are able to donate and help fund me to have an experience of a lifetime even $5 makes a difference!