It’s been absolutely amazing in every way to have had the opportunity to live and volunteer in Singapore for two months. Prior to this immersion, I had never been completely on my own in a new country. Traveling independently to Singapore really pushed me to grow in ways I never thought I would. I also had so many experiences that I would not have had if I had traveled with like-minded individuals. For example, I met many local friends and accompanied them to their favorite spots, thus experiencing Singapore through the non-touristy lens. I also tried many ‘exotic’ foods such as frog and durian, that eventually became commonplace items that I craved. I even started to adopt the local slang and Singaporean speaking style. All of these amazing outcomes came as a result of independent immersion and the help of everyone along the way. So thank you so much to everyone who made my Singapore experience special! And of course, a special thank you to DukeEngage for making this possible! 🙂 Till next time, Singapore.