Students

Pages

  • It was the summer of my junior year going into my senior year and I needed to go and visit my top colleges and universities that I was definitely going to apply to; I suppose that's what led me to the Bay Area, more specifically to the San Francisco and Oakland area. I had planned basically the...

  •      It had been a long day in Africa. It was our fourth day and our luggage was still lost, and we'd just spent the whole day driving and looking at crocodiles, rhinos, zebras, lions, baboons, ostriches, monkeys, and almost every other African animal you can think of. Tired and exhausted that...

    Tags: Africa
  •             I stared out the window, five miles from the Hoover Dam, and it hit me. This was one of the worst traffic jams I had ever been in.             It was Spring Break, and while the rest of my friends were staying at home, I had taken a plane from Portland to San Jose. The purpose of the...

  • Early in the summer of 2007 my step-mom announced that we had the opportunity to travel to Italy through a company called Adventures by Disney, a family-friendly tour group company. I was thrilled at the prospect of going to Italy, but the thought of having to stay with a group of strangers for ten...

    Tags: Europe
  • Did I lock the back door? was one of the first thoughts that flitted through my mind as my family and I ran through the airport. My family was notorious for never being on time, but we were not going to miss this flight. We all woke up late and were out the door in less then twenty minutes, which...

  • The last week of May 2010, my family and I headed off to New York City to board the Cruise ship Miracle. It was the biggest ship I had ever seen in my life. I was shocked to see how many people were on the ship and how big it was. It took about two hours to get our bag checked in, go to the desk to...

  • Over spring break of last year, my family and I took our second trip to Romania since my mother and I left in 1993. We visited a lot of relatives, many of whom I had seen last time we came. I enjoy meeting new people in Romania because I can hear different accents that people have. Because I have...

    Tags: Europe
  • I’ve always considered myself to be African American. Never did I question the surveys or questionnaires that had that single bubble classifying a whole society into one large culture. I guess this is because I never really had long exposure to the pure form of the West Indian culture. It wasn’t...

  • My personal travel experience can not be categorized as a vacation and was significantly more purposeful than just a trip of sight-seeing to enjoy the scenery. My travel experience was intertwined with personal lives, hundreds of years of traditions, and the understanding of other cultures. It was...

    Tags: Pacific
  • The conditions were miserable. Claustrophobia struck me as I felt the wet arms of my sixteen friends while we rode along the Jamaican countryside in a fifteen-passenger van. I had every reason to complain: there was no air-conditioning; I was tired and hungry; and, of all things, it began to rain...

Pages