Aloha From Portland

Written By Overseas Educators: Mara & Cahill


Mara and Cahill here, coming in from Portland, Oregon. Although the students will be the usual voice on the majority of the blogs throughout our adventure, you will be hearing from us periodically too.

We have been preparing for the semester ahead with some great conversations, an in-depth look at our logistics, and enjoying the Portland culinary scene.

Our minds have been filled with excitement for island sunsets, sustainable farms, gorgeous mountain trails, and 13 strangers coming together to spend three months traveling and growing together.

As we think about all these different experiences we’ll have, and all the different material things to pack in our bags in order to best prepare for those experiences, we are also packing our metaphorical bags, preparing ourselves for the fun, the challenges, and the eye-opening, mind-blowing, and life-changing moments (no expectations…)

The anticipation is an important part of the trip itself, so enjoy those daydreams, packing Tetris games, and those precious moments with your loved ones.

We can’t wait to share this experience with you, so stay tuned for more to come!