I have recently been informed that I was chosen by one of my engineering professors to join him and another professor on a faculty lead trip to Germany and the Netherlands to study the transportation systems and Warner systems. This will give me many opportunities to broaden my horizons academically and personally. I will see many new things revolving around culture while learning and gaining experience in my major which is civil engineering. I am a minority female engineering student which already gives me a disadvantage but this opportunity will help me in the long run with finding jobs and hopefully gaining enough credits to graduate with my bachelors in civil engineering a semester to year early. My education is very important to me and this is an opportunity that will not come again.