This was probably the best summer I have ever had. I went to Taiwan to volunteer teaching elementary kids in local villages English. At first, I thought it was going to be dumb and that my trip was wasted, but as the time drew near, I was starting to get more excited. The first week was dubbed training week. It was pretty much like school. We woke up and went to class to learn teaching tips everyday that week. This is also where I met my fellow teachers. In total, there was seven of us that would be going to the same school to teach. I became friends with all of them and we got along great. After training week was over, it was time to go to the school we would be teaching at. It was honestly nerve-wracking. I didn't know any of these kids and if they would even like me or not. Turns out, I had nothing to be scared about. I instantly befriended many of the kids I was to teach. For the next two weeks, I did everything with these kids and on weekends, I spent time with the family that hosted us. The thing that amazed me was their willingness to learn. Unlike U.S. kids who are so priveliged that they take things for granted, these kids begged for more, like they thirsted for it. It made me think of my life and how blessed I am. The last day was perhaps one of my saddest yet. It was hard to say goodbye to these kids. This experience was truly life-changing. I met some of the best people and now I have some great memories to hold on to.