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the most rewarding moments have been watching the students breathe in every new thing. For some, this starts
with moving sidewalks at the airports to flying for the first time. For others, it's public transportation, mountains
(or canyons), Nepali food, or poverty and homelessness. Another rewarding experience is witnessing students
seeing their academic majors in action for maybe the first time. Social work majors get one-on-one time with
social workers in a large city listening to key issues and learning what it means to be a social worker in the real
world; engineers get to help park rangers decide the best way to remove a huge tree that has fallen across a trail
while minimizing impact to the surrounding environment; business majors get to talk with founders of a hugely
successful non-profit food bank that serves medically tailored meals for people with AIDS/HIV, or cancer, and
other people that are critically ill. You can see in their eyes when something they didn't know was an option or
even possible clicks. It is those moments that make all administrative paperwork more than worth the effort.
Each night of our trip, students write in a journal provided by us and record their thoughts and impressions,
sometimes through guided prompts and sometimes not. These quiet moments of reflection follow group
discussions about the day's progress and experiences. Staff and faculty are prepared to help the students make
connections between the service work or the locale with their personal and professional development, but
those prepared talking points are rarely if ever necessary. The students get there on their own while excitedly
recounting the awe-inspiring beauty of a forest they helped preserve or the gut-wrenching pain of meeting
the young kids who depend on the food packs they spent the afternoon sorting and creating. Sore backs from
sleeping on the ground, hand calluses from manual labor, and repetitive work is no longer a burden or reason for
complaint. It has a purpose and so do they.
Conversations around the campfire run the gamut between jokes and sarcasm to deep personal disclosure, hugs,
and connection. You see 100 different ways to get the perfect roast on a hot dog or marshmallow and no one
can quite figure out how to melt the chocolate on a s'more without burning themselves. In the hostel, sharing
shower shoes is better than showering without them and music is a universal language. Have you ever heard of
spicy Uno? I hadn't either but it's a thing. Sometimes the world feels heavy, and as student affairs professionals
it can be easy to get tired and to wonder if what we do matters in the grand scheme of things. It matters, they
hear you. They see you. And they may never say it but I see it every year for one week in March. Seven days of
hard, exhausting work reminds me that these students passing through our residence halls are amazing young
humans that truly are going to change the world.

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