Editor’s note: Students in the MRED Program are traveling around the world – literally! Seven graduate students had the opportunity to travel west as part of an immersive study abroad class in summer 2016. Here is a post from Michelle Doong, one of the students on the journey.

Today was probably our least favorite morning as we had to head to the airport around 5 a.m. I’m not sure why Worldstrides thought it was a good idea to book an early flight like this.

As we arrived in