I’ve loved getting to know the Baltic states! As someone from Ukraine, it was striking to me how many similar perspectives we share and I felt very connected to the Estonian people. I was especially inspired by the Baltic states’ struggles for freedom and independence, one that is very parallel to Ukraine’s. There are lots of lessons to be learned from their experiences and applied back home. I’ve learned a lot about nationhood, politics, freedom, security, and more and am walking away with lots of ideas of how to make my own community stronger.