My name is Pam Rodriguez and I am a student in Central Florida. I chose to go on this trip primarily because there was no out-of-pocket cost. Believe me when I say this: this was the best decision ever. I learned so much and appreciated every moment, fun or not (it was very rarely not). My favorite thing on this trip was getting to explore independently and actually “backpacking” Europe. You learn so much about yourself when put in that kind of position. Aside from this trip, I’m an Advertising and Public Relations major, minoring in Marketing Communications. I have the cutest dog Bella (a maltese/yorkie mix) that I don’t know how to live without, and a quaker parrot named Oly. Also, I spend all of my free time (and working time) at Concord Coffee.