As I reflect on Panama this week I have gained so much from this experience. Not only do I have new friends that will be with me and support me throughout college but I have learned the importance of seeing the world and finding what I love to do. Visiting the companies we went to established sureness for me and made me realize why I chose to be a marketing major. I learned about the culture of Panama, the importance of networking, and what I want to get out of being a college student. I think this opportunity opened my eyes to new adventures and it is something I believe each college student should get to experience in their life here at Alabama. We are given so many chances and opportunities to be successful and that is how I viewed going on this trip. We have professors and advisors that invest in us to make sure we are offered every opportunity possible. The day I signed up to study abroad I knew I would get the best experience possible. Coming back from the trip I want to encourage other students to step out of their comfort zones and take the opportunities that they can learn from. This was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made and I hope that next year’s students think the same. I hope I am able to encourage students to see what i saw in this program and that they gain knowledge from it.