I've spent the last 5 months getting mentally and physically prepared for this trip and it is finally here! I've practice-packed all week and have finally whittled everything down to these 3 bags. Messaging has consistently encouraged us to "pack light," but "light" is fairly subjective. For 3 weeks in a foreign country, I'm impressed I don't have more. I'll follow up at the end of the trip with feedback on whether I needed more or less. I am incredibly excited to meet everyone. As a distance learner, I haven't experienced the more social aspects of college and this trip is an awesome opportunity to connect with my fellow students!