Christopher Smith, January 5th, 2016
Panama! I’m so excited (and truthfully a little nervous) to visit, help, and hopefully learn from the Puerto Lara community! Like many of my fellow students I’ve always had an interest and passion for different cultures. I had not heard of GBB and the previous work it had done with May’s students until this year, but was immediately drawn to it once I heard about it and knew that I had to jump at the opportunity since it also lined up with my field of study. I’ve been interested in going abroad for my past two years at A&M, but each program I sought somehow conflicted with my schedule. I look at this program as a way to help this community by teaching them the basics of finance to hopefully create financial stability and higher levels of prosperity for the region. In exchange for the help and services we provide, we are able to experience a radically different and vibrant culture that will hopefully be able to give me greater perspective of the region and common issues faced on a global level!