I suppose the whole international sequence of my life started 7 years ago today. 9/11 exposed me to things I have never seen, nor never had experienced before. Due to the response with the war in Iraq, I ended up in Jordan twice. Today I found out about some awesome opportunities Drake has for me to extrapolate on my experiences. In the next year Drake professors will lead groups for students to China, Uganda, South Africa, Central America and for what I hope to be a part of Egypt. It has been a less cheerful day here, and I got an opportunity this morning to watch some of the speeches made on the Coast regarding the terrorist attacks. Yet it has also been a day of joy upon finding State Department will be here on two different days next week in regards to sending students abroad for securities languages-which is what I was involved in, as well as an internship possibilities presentation. It is an amazing thing that these opportunities are presented to everyone on Drake campus, but it is sad when one remembers why they have to come. May we never forget 9/11.