My first trip out of the country was a 10-day school trip to Costa Rica with two of my best friends. We climbed mountains, hiked through rainforests, explored small towns by the coast, and danced with the locals. Although I was young and naïve and knew less about the systems the operate in our world today, I was given this insatiable need to experience the rest of the world, its people, and its cultures. Over the years, when I found the opportunity, I traveled internationally more. I found myself in St.