All of these experiences opened my mind to cultural struggles that I had never previously been exposed to, as well as teaching me ways to be more sympathetic to those who may be struggling. I also learned many interesting facts about South African history.
An important lesson I learned while studying abroad is that there are things in life that you have to experience for yourself to fully appreciate and things you need to see and assess with your own eyes to understand.
During this time we were fortunate enough to see all of the Big Five as well as almost all the other wildlife that roams naturally in this preserved park. The elephants majestically would walk right down the street we were driving; it became real how large they actually are when they were beside our vehicle and the professor had to be cautious about our safety. On our night safari tour we encountered hippos, giraffes, an elephant in musk, owls,