Going into the trip I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but from the get go my mind-set was to talk to everybody, and try to relate to as many people as I can so the experience felt more genuine as opposed to coming off as a “chaperone”. My approach as a trip leader, as I had often said while on destination in the Dominican was to make sure everyone was having their trip of a lifetime, not for me to have a vacation. I ate as many (if not all) meals with our travelers, took lots of group photos and really tried to push myself out of my somewhat introverted comfort zone and talk to as many people as possible and really connect with them. I can confidently say that my group, and every other student I came across, were incredible individuals and a beyond enjoyable group to spend the week with! I’m so happy I got to experience staffing with S-Trip!, I understand why it is truly the #JobofaLifetime and I can’t wait to find out where I’ll go next.