Well here it is almost the end of my first semester in Nicaragua. Amongst all the stress of writing papers and studying for finals there is one experience that I did not account for, saying goodbye to great friends. If someone would have told me three months ago that I was going to make some of the best friends I have ever had in such a short period of time I would have said they were crazy! But, here I am saying goodbye to amazing people who I could not imagine my experience in Nicaragua without. I cannot seem to find a reason for these rapid “friends”. My only theory is perhaps while experiencing study abroad you naturally meet people that have the same qualities that made you take the leap and study in a far away place. Maybe it is because the other students you meet are also adventurous, curious, and friendly people. Whatever it is, it is a wild ride that will leave you with a few extra amazing people in your life.
1. a person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one’s own.