Sounds like everyone has at least a few fun things on their plates, awesome!! I'm so jealous of people going abroad. My entire Facebook newsfeed is always pictures of my friends that are abroad right now... I know people currently in or going to London, Paris, Rome, Jerusalem, Geneva, South Africa, and many Latin American countries.
And LOL Mike that's what people keep saying... that it's "interesting" down there. I don't think it's going to be too much of a culture shock for me because I'll mostly be around Columbia/University of South Carolina area, not in the middle of nowhere or near beaches. I'm hoping I'll get to use "y'all" a lot The only places down south I've ever been are really tourist-y (Orlando/Disney, and Nashville during CMA Fest when everyone you meet is NOT from Tennessee lol).