Global Business Experience
After taking some time to reflect back on my trip, I realized that up to this date, this was one of the most amazing times of my life. There were multiple emotions that I felt throughout the trip. I was happy, excited, nervous, scared, and many other emotions that words probably couldn’t explain. I experienced and did things that I never even imagined that I would experience or do. I got a chance to see life from a different point of view. I’m positive that the memories that were created during this trip with stay with me forever.
Initially, the idea of going to Africa wasn’t that enticing to me. I was more worried about dealing with the climate than the actual trip. I’ve traveled the country extensively and been to Jamaica multiple times throughout my life, but this trip would be the furthest distance I’ve traveled from home. This was one of the things that made me slightly nervous. My perception of Africa was skewed mostly by my ignorance and the way the media portrays the continent. I began to get a little more eager and excited to go once I saw the reaction on peoples’ facing after hearing that I was traveling to the worlds second largest and most populated country. Everyone from my peers to my elders were so impressed with the journey I was about to take. I expected Africa to have a lot of open space, deserted. I also expected to witness a lot of poverty. I expected to see a lot of wildlife as well.
I didn’t really know how the trip to Africa would relate to my future career plans. Although, it did open my eyes to realize that there are many opportunities for me to succeed if I put the work in. At this point in my life, I don’t know exactly what my future has in store for me as far as my career. The businesses that we visited in Africa surprised me in the way they were ran. I didn’t think the businesses would be so organized and developed. I also felt that...