My name is Christina Godwin, and I am a 17-year-old junior at Westwood High School. I want to see the world, connect with other cultures, and gain the independence only travel can bring. I have been accepted as a People to People Student Ambassador to the British Isles in the summer of 2013. I will be traveling with a delegation of students my age on a 19-day educational program that will take us through Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland led by experienced teachers. Our curriculum will teach is about the history, culture, and people of the region. We will visit historical sites, famous landmarks, and unique cultural experiences. After all, there is no better way to learn about culture than to experience it firsthand, through home stays and school visits. We will get to interact with a British member of Parliament, rappel down the walls of a Welsh castle, and try out white-water rafting in the Scottish Highlands. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited. If you would like more information on the program, please visit www.peopletopeople.com. I am paying my way and raising money for the program. Thank you for supporting me in my goal to explore and understand another country.