My presentation will center around how important the people were that I met while in Cape Town for my Klemm Fellowship. They were more important to me than the places I went or the things I did, by opening my eyes to different perspectives and ideas.
This trip was the first time in my life that I went to a completely foreign environment virtually alone. Knowing I was about to travel almost 8,000 miles away for 3 weeks, was a little bit daunting, it challenged me in ways I had never considered and pushed me out of my comfort zone in much-needed ways.
I met people from all over the world, and met all different types of people who identified as "South African". It challenged my conception of what identity means, and what different cultures value. Overall the people I met completely characterized my trip and made for a transformative once in a lifetime trip.