This summer, through a fellowship from Georgetown University, I had the opportunity to intern at Akazi Kanoze Access, a youth development NGO in Kigali, Rwanda. Initially, I was considering finding an apartment on my own or with my colleague, so that we could have our place. But before this summer, I had never been to Africa, much less Rwanda, and had a very little understand of how life was like there. So, on the advice of my fellowship, I signed up for a GEI Homestay program. Now that my experience is over, I can safely say that this is one of the best decisions I made!