Four days left. Cuatro días. It feels so surreal. I can hardly believe it. I have always thought of this trip as being in the distant future.  “Not until summer,” I would tell myself. “I still have time.” But summer is here! The past few nights have been almost sleepless for me because of my wandering mind. There are so many things to register in my brain right now. I am a senior in college. Where did the time go? This is my last summer as a college student at WSU. I have the incredible opportunity of teaching in Argentina and I leave on Saturday. AAAAH! Life is awesome.

We will mostly be in San Juan and Buenos Aires.

We will mostly be in San Juan and Buenos Aires.

I haven’t started to pack for the trip yet. To be honest, I think that is what I am most worried about.  I pack WAY too much for everything, and I was told to bring the bare minimum on the trip. I plan on shopping when I am there, which means leaving extra room in my bag. Packing will be interesting to say the least. So far, I have only decided on what bags to bring. Packing can wait until Friday or Saturday morning, right?

I am looking forward to this trip so much. I know that this will definitely be one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have been looking forward to it since I found out in February that I was going. I.AM.SO.EXCITED!!! This is bound to be one of the most incredible trips I will ever go on, and I plan to take advantage of every opportunity I am given while I am there. It will be no surprise to me if I board the plane completely exhausted and worn out.

I am so ready for an action-packed ten days in Argentina. I can barely stand it!

-Alex Edlund