I want to briefly talk about a different perspective that I have of this study abroad course; a Jewish perspective. I just want to start by saying that the melancholy nature of this trip and its experiences were made ten times harder for me because I was the only Jewish student in my class. That is not to say that this was not a hard trip for everyone, but I experienced it in a very different way. My classmates were all very kind and supportive of me, but I had no one with the same religious and spiritual connection to bond with. Perspective is always something to consider throughout history and throughout all disciplines. Besides having to go through this difficult process, essentially on my own, I also had a different level of understanding because of my Jewish background and faith.
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