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  • In the summer of 2007 my family and I took a trip to Europe. Throughout the trip we explored Berlin Germany, Zurich Switzerland, and Barcelona Spain. Although we had a blast, our main mission in China was to get my mom medical treatment on her back in Berlin. My mother had degenerative, and...

    Tags: Europe, Germany, Spain
  • I would first want to thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my family a little more by sharing with you great moments that we have had together while we get to explore out from our regular surroundings. My name in Neddy Franquez I am 15th years old and currently a freshmen at...

  • Every summer since I was seven, my dad has taken me on a baseball trip. We visit a couple different stadiums around the country each year. Not only do we see a game in each city; we also experience that particular city's culture and local attractions. My favorite and most inspiring trip was in 2008...

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  • The last words my mom expected to come out of my mouth that one afternoon last year were, “Mom, sometime in my life, I want to go to Israel.” But, sure enough, they did! We had been studying about Israel in History and the nation intrigued me. Believe it or not, the very next day my teacher...

    Tags: Africa
  •  Ames, Iowa provides many opportunities to experience American culture and become immersed in American history. Since the mid 1800s, Ames has become a booming college town. Culture has had lots of time to flourish in this time, and evidence of the age of this town can be found everywhere....

    Tags: Iowa, USA
  • Last summer in Spain though Indiana University’s foreign exchange student program, I discovered how much home meant to me. I realize now how naive I was as my plane left Chicago’s airspace headed for Europe. I thought a summer abroad would be a pleasant break from the hum-drum tedium of daily...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the summer of 2009, I took a trip to Makati, Philippines, where a new window truly opened up a curious, yet remarkable world for me. Departing off of the plane and stepping into a foreign place, I was thrown off by what my eyes had witnessed. Compared to my small, familiar hometown of Stockton...

    Tags: Asia, Pacific
  • After spending 6 days in France, I found myself on a bus, surrounded by people, on the way to meet my French host family. Even surrounded by my friends, I found myself  unable to bring myself out of the thoughts my furiously circling my mind. The beautiful French countryside with its mountains...

    Tags: Europe
  •   If someone told me a year ago that I would be dangling over the edge of a cliff halfway around the world, I would have told them that they had the wrong girl. Heights tended to turn me into a jittery, nervous mess. However a year ago I was presented with an opportunity by People to People...

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