I've gotten a little neglectful of blogging this week... The time just got away from me! We were so lucky to have Andrea West, a Grad Student at UMaine who is from Belize City, come to talk to our group about her country. She shared a wealth of information about the country's background as well as some helpful pointers about cultural practices. She also gave us a heads up about the type of humor Beliezians (?) use and she wanted us to remember that the locals are not so "politically correct" as we are here in the states.
With 9 days to go until our plane leaves the runway, we've got a lot of packing to do! We were so grateful to be able to get almost $2000 from our Student Government to help us out with supplies and trip expenses. With their help, and with that of very generous donations we are able to take a wealth of supplies with us to Belize to help us serve the community.
We have just one more group meeting separating us and the trip. I know we are all very excited to get there and to share our experiences with everyone!