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  • As I stepped off the plane, I thought, Sari, I’ve got a feeling your not in New York anymore. Here, the air was cleaner, the sun was shining, and the heat was thoroughly overwhelming. For having never stepped foot outside of the United States before, this was quite a great first impression of...

    Tags: Africa
  • Coppell, Texas. A small city in the greater Dallas area that is home to about 40,000 residents including myself. It’s the only home I’ve ever known and I love that it is the place where I grew up. The culture of Coppell has come to be a mix of the Old Coppell, a small farming community, with the...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  •       “It’s a Small World after all.” Many recognize the phrase, or have heard the song. But the truth of such a comment only became apparent to me after my visit to Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France this summer. As a student ambassador with People to People, I paid my $6,000 and-something fee...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • Attending the summer journalism camp at Eastern Illinois University and on assignment to explore “Small Town America,” Krystina and I, two aspiring journalists ventured into Teutopolis, Ill. T-town , as called by the locals, is a village of 1,500 known for its German-Catholic people and the wooden...

  • It was the trip that my sister and I were dreading yet at the same time, also welcoming. It was the trip to our father's homeland, Croatia. Our youthful eyes and hearts were eager to return back to the place where we spent our childhood summers, but our teenage minds were dreading the month we...

    Tags: Europe
  • I worked hard all summer saving up money to go on the trip of a lifetime, this trip being a week in the gorgeous island of Hawaii.  The geology class at my high school has an annual trip to Hawaii in the month of February and when I first heard about it I knew I just had tp go.  The time eventually...

  • I was recently visiting family in New York City, a place I love for its excitement and energy.  I had made appointments to tour both NYU and Columbia University, hoping against hope (or hoping against my bad grades) that I might be able to go to school at one of those prestigious universities....

  • After a journey of nearly three years from the northern tip of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina we were ready for our very last day on the road. It started out like any other day. We had camped in a forest of partially rotten trees behind an abandoned logging camp. The trees were covered...

  • Even though I’m the daughter of a field hand, and have my own experiences as a farm worker, I had never been to a “farm”. During my sophomore year, my parents decided to visit my Aunt Alicia and Uncle Jesus. These relatives live on a working farm in Kennewick in the state of Washington. We drove...

  •               The most thrilling thing I did during the summer of 2008 (and probably during my lifetime) was to tour Western Europe for twenty-five days with Explorica Student Tours. This experience with my peers, who at the time were all strangers to me, changed my outlook on meeting new people,...

    Tags: Europe

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