I want to take a moment to thank everyone who is helping us through this process. We have received support from our parents and family, UCF staff, and our friends. Everyone is very encouraging and helpful, and we truly appreciate that. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
To our fathers, thank you for navigating the many flight options and websites to find us the best option and for keeping us going down the right path. To our mothers, thank you for the wise words and constant encouragement. To Aunt Toby and Uncle Jim, thank you for all of your knowledge concerning the process of getting a visa and about traveling in general. To Grandma thank you for your great hugs and loving support. To Jess, thank you for being Batman! To Kelvin, thank you for making us laugh. And to everyone, thank you for being interested in our journey and in making it something very special.
During our Study Abroad Orientation, the Office of International Studies emphasized that we need to have a support group. At the time, I had only a basic understanding of what a “support group” really meant. Now, I know that having a support group, a team of people trying to help you succeed, is invaluable. Our friends and family help us keep the stress down as we navigate this somewhat confusing process, and let us vent our frustrations or concerns.
So, thank you all for everything that you do.