When I first signed up for GVI Nepal’s Under 18s programme I never could have imagined the impact just four weeks would have had on me. Both the people I have met and the things I have experienced have changed my outlook on how the world works and what it means to be part of it. Interacting and living with people from places like the UK, China, Oman and France (to name a few) as well as being immersed in Nepalese culture has allowed me to experience different cultures first hand and form lifelong friendships with people from around the world. The highlight of the trip though was volunteering at the school in rural Nepal. My fellow volunteers and I had the chance to renovate some of the classrooms in the school. It meant a lot to me that we were doing work that would leave a lasting impression on the school and in the community. The most memorable (and most challenging) 4 days were the trek. Although it was difficult, being surrounded by my ne-pals (as well as a bunch of cute dogs) helped me get to the top and I have no doubt in my mind that the views and the adventure made the struggle worth it. All in all this past month has been the best in my life and the memories I have made will stick with me forever.