All my bags are packed, and I’m ready to go. I’m leaving on my KWEST trip tomorrow. I’ll be traveling to Hong Kong and Macau for 7 days with 19 classmates or so and 5 2nd-year students/trip leaders.

The KWEST trip, which is done annually with each incoming class, is one of the most highly-recommended parts of the Kellogg experience. I think that student participation is > 80%. There are close to 40 trips that go to various destinations around the world, and according to everyone I’ve spoken to, you form your closest friendships during KWEST. Needless to say, I’m very excited.

I’ll have a day to rest after I get back, and then I begin the 3-week orientation, which contains a flurry of activities from sun-up to sun-down and a 2-week course on leadership. It is supposed to be an exhausting experience that you share with the 60-70 classmates that are in your section. I recently found out I am in the Jive Turkey section…dig it.

I probably won’t get to post anything during KWEST, but I’ll try to squeeze in an update during the orientation. Until then, practice kindness :)