Farrin Sofield

Newfane

JE 2004

Evergreen State College, WA

Farrin Sofield“I would say the best thing JE taught me that the world is much larger than myself.  High school was hard, and it was too easy to navel gaze.  Journey East gave me the not only the chance to travel to China but the chance to get out of my own head.  Away from school, away from my regular life I was treated differently.  I was treated like an adult.  It came also at a perfect time for me, at an age where it's so important to know that high school, and all the insecurities that come with it, won't last forever.  It gave me confidence.  I've gotten older, I've traveled farther, but I'll never really forget that first trip.  It was the start of me growing up”