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Wow. When Liam Cook and I arrived at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, I can definitely say we were both beyond nervous. I have been working with iACT helping spread awareness on the global refugee crisis for a few years now, and at that moment I couldn’t believe I was about to board a plane with the iACT team to Sweden to actually meet the Darfur United Men’s Soccer Team (DU).

As an intern, I had already spent weeks writing press releases, creating internal itineraries, and uploading flight information. It was a surreal moment when we finally landed in Östersund, Sweden.