Leadership Safari was the first experience I had at Central Michigan University. Over 2000 freshmen and transfer students moved in a week early and participated in activities that enhanced leadership skills. After arriving to campus and checking in, we were then split into animal groups of about 10 people and a guide. In the animal groups, our guides lead us through deep discussions. One activity I found really insightful was deciding what to do in a tough circumstance. We had to make the choice and let our groups know why we chose the option we did. This helped enhance my communication and listening skills by hearing what others had to say about topics, and applying that to what I should say. In the future, if a touchy subject ever comes up, I will have a general idea of what is appropriate, and inappropriate, to say. There were also multiple speakers that engaged deep thought about life, professional goals, and relationships. Because of Leadership Safari, I have made new friends who share similar values to mine, and strengthened friendships I had with the other Leader Advancement Scholars at CMU. I even got the opportunity to meet Central’s very own, President Ross.