Are you interested in applying to THINK Global School but aren’t quite sure if it’s right for you? That’s OK! It’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To help you in your application process, we’ve put together a list of five things we feel every applicant to THINK Global School should know. We hope you find them helpful. 1) You’ll gain an education by living and learning in the...Read More
I have officially completed my first year of high school, and within these past nine months I have grown as a person more than I ever thought to be possible. I joined THINK Global School to explore the extent of my comfort zone, and I quickly discovered that the world around us can be more complicated than we can comprehend, but at the same time be one based on the most simplistic ideas.
While living in Argentina for four months, I learned how to take care of myself, the importance of taking care of others and that sometimes it is okay to ask for help. I discovered the value of friendship, and I understand that I have to learn from the past in order to avoid history repeating itself. I confronted the idea of facing challenges and accepted the lemons of life with a recipe for lemonade, rather than a frown from their sourness. This first semester was a difficult one due to leaving the only way of life I knew, but this step outside of my comfort zone opened a world of possibilities. Then, about two weeks later, I was faced with my most nerve-wracking experience of the year: traveling alone to Thailand.
This 30-hour journey would be my first time on a plane without anyone that I knew, so I was quite unsure of what was to come. I had an eight hour lay over in Amman, Jordan, which was quite cool because I had never been in that part of the world before. A few hours later, thirsty, exhausted and confused as to which day it was, I landed in Bangkok. Once I reached the hotel I slept from the mid-afternoon until the next morning when my school got ready to fly to Bhutan. The ride was a bit bumpy, but at the same time amazing! Seeing mountains for the first time by flying right beside them was one of the most incredible moments of the trip. That is the day I truly realized just how small we are in this world. The next two weeks were spent exploring the western half of the country. We went to several Dzongs, learned phrases in Dzongkha, hiked mountains, wrapped ourselves in layers, reflected in our journals, drank butter tea, drove for hours in buses, sat by fires, learned about the environment, ate momos, sang songs, hugged, laughed, and smiled. It was a very busy two weeks, but it was incredible!
As I finish off this year, I look back and am proud of myself for taking that first step into the rest of my life. I am thankful for everything I have done in this past year, and I am glad about the person I have become due to those experiences. Traveling with TGS has truly taught me more than I could ever begin to explain, and I cannot wait to continue adventuring with the amazing people in the TGS family for years to come.