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  • Though Lansing is the capital of Michigan, it doesn’t exactly have tourists flocking there.  This, however, does not erase the exciting and beautiful places that people, even some locals, don’t notice nestled behind an imperfect, or even “boring”, reality.  Many travel guides focus in on cliché...

  • During April of 2006, I applied for and was accepted to participate in an international trip. I was afforded the opportunity to go to Istanbul, Turkey, where I had an extraordinary experience. I had to submit a transcript, two letters of recommendation, and two essays to be considered as a...

    Tags: Europe
  • Our OurRssdfdsssd Have you ever wanted to go to a different country, but didn’t quite know what to do or how to plan it? Planning a trip across the sea is one of the most exciting things to do. From booking hotels to finding the perfect spots to visit, you can make your vacation the best that...

    Tags: Europe
  • One August afternoon my mother and I were sitting on the deck in our backyard, enjoying the sun and relaxing. I was telling her about my plans to study abroad while in college, and my dreams to travel to foreign countries to learn about their culture. At one point in our discussion, my mom turned...

  • I agreed to go on the mission trip to Brazil because now that the seniors had graduated we lacked any form of student leadership. My youth minister, Tony, saw this problem and he asked me to take the role of a leader. This two week long service project in Brazil included traveling to schools,...

  • We had finally arrived to the Belfast International Airport in Ireland after traveling for six and a half long hours from Atlanta Georgia.  Though we had our house in America, my mom and younger sisters still considered this our true home. Our family members that we were closest to had always...

    Tags: Europe, Ireland
  • “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings" is a quote by Moslih Eddin Saadi that speaks volumes to my life. A trip to Puerto Rico changed my perspective on the words “family” and “love”. The trip, which lasted 14 days, impacted my heart for what I believe will be the rest of my life....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • All I did was mention that I wanted to visit China, and my mom just had to bring up her idea of me going to the overseas Chinese teachers’ training course in Da Lian. My older sister took the teachers’ training course in Beijing summer of 2007, so my mom was hoping that I’d follow in her footsteps...

    Tags: Asia
  • “Okay, okay,” I answered, obediently following the herd of girls, ages 7 to 11, out of the small classroom and into the sweltering summer heat of Taiwan. Although the girls did not specify what they wanted me to do, through their actions and bright smiles, I knew the students—and what I would later...

    Tags: Asia
  •             With city lights below me and the pitter patter of rain on my window, I was ready to see it. I wanted a beaming welcome. I wanted to see the lights of the Empire State saying come on in. I wanted the Chrysler to glisten and tell me I was home. But there was no shiny welcome, just a...

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