During our group’s stay in Ghana we were able to visit the largest natural lake in West Africa. In the picture you can see that it was raining and stormy on one side of the lake while being sunny and blue on the other end. The time at the lake was a wonderful experience, even though I was as sick as a dog. During the first half of the trip I wasn’t at all diligent about drinking only bottled water. I brushed my teeth with tap water, had drinks with ice in it, and didn’t fret about water coming into my mouth during showers. To be frank, I should have worried. The water in Ghana can make an individual very sick, and somehow I thought I would be an exception to this rule. Getting sick enough to wonder if the next thing I would puke up would be my intestines confirmed that I am in no way invincible. Overall, the experience getting sick was not atrocious, it helped to show how much I was cared for by my fellow classmates, teachers, and native Ghanaians. The IU culture of care extended as far as Ghana, and I can only hope that every one of my fellow Hoosiers will have as much empathy as my classmates did.