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  • This summer I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the other side of the world. I am a member of the Mississippi Girls Choir and we were invited to perform with 'World Voices,' a tour that travels all over the world called. This summer we landed in Australia and not only did we travel there we...

    Tags: Pacific
  •     (This is the one for the scholarship, the other essays were submitted by mistake use this one)   The Summer of 2006 I was chosen to take an amazing 10 day trip to San Juan de Los Lagos Mexico. The day I arrived the whole town was waiting and watching as I walked nervously into the welcome party...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •     During the summer of 2010, my family and I packed up the car and hit the road to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We were met with many unexpected twists and turns right from the start. However, this was one of the best vacations we had ever been on.    My parents like road trips, especially...

  • When I first arrived in Ethiopia I thought I was seeing true poverty.  Shabby stores, garbage lined streets, and beggars appeared to indicate many people were in desperate need.  It turned out I simply did not understand the whole picture.  The World Food Prize awarded me an international...

  • My first year of French was coming to an end when my teacher announced that he would be leaving the school. I was devastated by this because he was the most exciting and relatable teacher that I had. He had a traditional where he would take 40 students to France every two years. Since he was...

    Tags: Europe
  • “Nostoros somos pobres, pero estámos lleno de cariño. (We are poor, but we are filled with joy).” My host ‘abuela’ said this to me during my first week in rural Paraguay this past summer as a community development volunteer through an organization called Amigos de las Americas. I didn’t believe...

  • This year, Mom declares “Summer Road trip 2010,” to be added as our 11th annual road trip to who knows where. Who are we?  My mom is a single mom and teacher, I’m 18 and just graduated from high school and two sisters, a 15 ½ year old sophomore and a 13 ½ year old 8th grader from Colorado Springs,...

  • At sixteen years old, I can’t say I’m an expert traveler.  But I can say that I’ve gone a trip that left an excellent story to tell. It was a week before Thanksgiving, and I was sitting in the Boise Idaho airport with my stepmom waiting for my flight to arrive. I was going to spend the holiday in...

  • I have a passion for discovering distant cultures. Growing up in my family and not craving the adventure of exploring new exotic places would have been incredibly difficult. We have had amazing experiences as a family in Costa Rica and Panama, but what solidified my desire for travel was my solo...

  •                In the past few years my parents and I have become far busier than ever. As I take challenging classes at school, my dad runs a bustling business, and my mom works hard teaching special education classes, we rarely have time to relax together. When I was a little kid we traveled to...

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