We had to wake up at 5:30 today to be out the door and on the way to the airport by 6. We got to the airport by 6:30 and began the happy greeting process with the exchange students. It’s great that we’ve been able to see so much of each other lately. We checked in, went through security, and then waited at the gate to get on the plane while drifting in between groups and catching up with everyone. There were also new people to meet—the district from the north of Chile had sent about 10 people on the trip whom we had never met before. They fit in pretty quickly though because all exchange students are just automatically friends by nature. We got on the plane and it just so happened that Katie W and I were sitting next to each other.