Each time I have traveled to Indonesia, I have returned with a broader perspective and deeper appreciation for the importance of medicine, research, and cultural competency. My first journey to Indonesia, I was an intern, just like my students. Working in the Siloam Hospital contributed a great deal to my evolving concept of the patient-provider relationship. Returning for this 2017 Cohort as the Program Coordinator, I have had the pleasure of walking with my student-interns as their own philosophies of healthcare and their appreciation for cultural competency begins to blossom. Over the course of the 3 week program, interns have shared dozens of stories of how they were deeply impacted by patients, challenged by research, made lasting friendships, empowered by clinical training, or moved by the culture of the Indonesian people.