A trip that was supposed to only change my life for a period of 3 weeks ended up changing my entire future. Before my stay in Kerala, India with the GVI team, I had no idea what it would be like to dedicate myself to the benefit of other people. My past experience within charity organisations was never hands on so when I started my GVI journey I felt as if I were an entirely different person. Not only did I get to immerse myself into a completely different culture, but I also got to develop skills and interests that have allowed me to realize the career I want to pursue. At first I thought the under 18s program would not entail much responsibility or activity; however, the childcare and construction work my team and I had to take on proved my assumptions wrong. How many seventeen year olds can say they built a playground with a group of other seventeen year olds in the middle of a South Indian slum? Not many.