I was very excited for the program, but I was never sure what to expect. Friends who were in the program told me many eventful stories about the program, but also told me that words really can't describe the wonderful experience I am going to have in this city. Now, I finally fully understand what my friends meant.
I have utterly fallen in love with the city. 8 weeks seem like a pretty short time to fall in love with something, but New Orleans definitely had its way of persuading me. Before the program, I never really understood why native New Orleanians would ever come back to a city that was so hard hit from Katrina and still experiences seasonal hurricanes year after year. But from big attractions like the food, music and cultures to little details like the "New Orleans" way of life style, I think I got a glimpse into why people would come back to the city.
That being said, this has been one of my most fantastic life experiences, and has truly changed my perspective on so many issues. Thank you.