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Imagine, waking up to the sound of birds chirping and the crashing waves of the ocean instead of an alert on your phone. Throughout this experience, the best part is handing in my electronics and not having to worry about who texted me or my snapchat streaks. You’re forced to actually talk to complete strangers while bonding over what the world has to offer outside the realm of technology we are trapped in. While being banned from all electronics, I would love the opportunity to develop my leadership skills and qualities. Specifically, I would like to improve on my ability to lead a group. This includes planning and making sure I’m aware of what's happening around me and with my group. For example, if there is a rock coming up, I need to be able to notify the group in order to figure out a way around it (like stopping to look at a map for an alternative route). I also would need to pay attention to everyone's specific needs, such as knowing when to stop for a water break or if we need to hike at a slower pace. I also want to work on keeping everyone's Positive Mental Attitudes during long days, whether that be a trek through the forest, long flights or just trying to keep everyone enthusiastic while preparing our campsite. The volunteering opportunities also offered on this trip would give me an amazing chance to not only give back, but build not only mines, but everyone elses PMA’s. Along with improving my leadership skills, I want to get out of my suburban bubble and see other parts of the world. Going to Australia would be the perfect opportunity for me to achieve this as it’s about 9,802 miles from home. It would also offer, not only a new surrounding with which I am completely unfamiliar, but also the chance to experience activities like bungee jumping 160 feet or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, which both sound terrifying yet exciting at the same time. I would also love the chance to research at one of my dream locations in Australia about how our society is affecting the Great Barrier Reef and what we can do to help, while also helping to help clean the earth up, contributing to a bigger impact.