Students

  • Off the plane we stepped, into the dry, menacing heat that we would come to love over the next 10 days. Having lived in Scotland for the last 7 years, any glimpse of sweat came as a welcome surprise. So it began, our journey into the heart of Malawi. Our agenda - painting schools, visiting an...

    Tags: Africa
  • Coming from the small town of Kona, Hawaii, going anywhere is a huge deal, especially when it’s out of the country. I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the vibrant city of London with my family over the summer. It was an experience I will never forget. My mother, father and I were always...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the summer of 2006, I went on a trip to Spain. I was very excited, for this was my first time out of the country. I traveled with my parents, another chaperone pair, and twenty-five other students from school.   One of my most memorable experiences was not in Spain, but rather in Africa. During...

    Tags: Europe
  • JULY 2010. It’s a Thursday morning at Tampa International Airport. As I grabbed my bag and gave Mom a hug goodbye she said, "Have fun with Jake!” "Yes, Mom. I'll see you next week," I answered and began to make my way to the security checkpoint to board my flight to Nebraska. That's right, I...

    Tags: Europe
  • As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day.” Therefore, being able to explore all of Rome and its treasures in a day alone is a highly impossible feat. To make this equation more difficult, add a barely walking 67-year-old grandma, a history buff father, a just turned 40, take charge mom, a...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  • We adopted my sister, Maya, from India when she was one year old. As she grew up she asked questions about where she was from and what it was like there. My parents promised to take her to India when she was twelve years old. Eventually the time came and we planned our trip to India. I didn’t...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • Traveling is considered one of the greatest experiences we can have. If you have ever left the country, you know there is nothing like experiencing a new culture, a new set of traditions and a new atmosphere. In 2006, I visited Costa Rica for the first time. Costa Rica is considered to have some of...

  •   Normal.dotm 0 0 1 97 429 home 7 1 682 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false   /*-->*/ Growing up Jewish in America meant that the idea of Israel as the holy state was ingrained in my head. There are many Jews who feel so strongly about Israel being their homeland that they move there...

    Tags: Africa
  • It's all about perspective – looking out from a temple across the ocean at sunset, walking crowded streets and hearing motorists whiz past, or breathing in sweet mountain air while watching the fog roll over rice paddies. When I went to Indonesia to experience my mother's heritage, I found three...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  •   People stalked by in droves as we stood there, two very unhappy teenagers and three exhausted adults. My uncle and aunt, at eighty years young stood on the edge of the sidewalk, trying desperately to hail a cab. Nothing compared to walking around New York City; even the air smelled unique....

Pages