In January, I will leave New York to study at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa for five months. As my departure date rapidly approaches, I am feeling all of the excitement but also all of the nerves. This impending abroad experience also makes me wonder how anxiety manifests around the world. Will the way I understand anxiety be completely different from the way my Kenyan roommate sees it? As I begin my journey, I will be sure to keep these kinds of questions in mind!