“The guidebooks say to bring DEET and sunscreen and be prepared to say hello to everyone and eat with your hands and wear lightweight clothing and keep a positive attitude. That’s good advice. I’m glad I did all of those things. I’m glad I read through everything I got my hands on and absorbed all the information I possibly could, because it helped. But you should know that I was not prepared. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. For better or worse, it’s so much more.”
Read (and see) more from Mollie here: molliedoerner.wordpress.com
She is participating on the MSID Senegal study abroad program.