Students

  • It was June 21, 2008. For most people, it was a typical summer morning. For me and several of my peers, however, it was the beginning of an incredible experience that I will never forget. Thanks to EF Tours, 38 students and 3 staff members from my high school were about to embark on a journey to a...

  • Who are those crazy girls visiting the Grand Canyon? One's so loud and one's so quite. One has a spark to her eyes while the other follows and keeps a leash on the fun factor. One finds joy in the little things in life to make it worthwhile. The other stands around hoping something interesting...

  • Summer vacation 2010 presented a dilemma:  Dad had no vacation time available and Mom had too much.  With an economical Prius in the driveway and plenty of time, we decided on a 17 day road trip – just mom and me – covering approximately 4,500 miles, traveling to the Pacific Northwest. Since it was...

  • Over Spring Break 2009, I got the chance to experience a culture completely different from that of the United States by taking a trip to Spain and Morocco with a group of students and teachers from my school.  When I first heard about the trip, I was so excited about going. However, my mom informed...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I slowly opened my eyes, my vision became clear as light faded and my eyes focused, and then I remembered that I was on a field trip with the MESA organization to the Griffith Observatory. The bus came to a sudden stop and I was jolted forward into a seat. I got up, and felt the pain flooding...

  • From 16 to 23 June, I went on a mission trip to Bridgton, Maine with the Hurlburt Chapel Youth Group. Donning our blue group T-shirts, we flew out of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, with a layover in Baltimore, Maryland, and a destination in Manchester, New Hampshire. We had a...

  • Nestled on the Blue Ridge Parkway right outside of Bedford, Virginia, lies a remote mountain paradise. Open year round, the Peaks of Otter offers a lodge, with a full restaurant, a winery, and many trails that range from a leisurely stroll around Abbott Lake to an intense hike up Flat Top....

  • Traveling to Australia was a life-changing experience full of excitement, knowledge, and realization. When I was only 13 years old, I traveled to the Land Down Under for 17 days where I became a more mature and cultured young girl. I traveled to Australia without my family, but with fellow boys and...

    Tags: Pacific
  •  “The adrenaline builds, World starts caving in Smaller and smaller. Sounds around you. Trembling with excitement. Looking forward to This foreign, Beautiful land.   You are greeted by a family, Welcome and warm. Automatically feel secure and safe In this foreign, Beautiful land.   You’ve always...

    Tags: Europe, France
  •       It all started four years ago. My entire world flipped upside down in the blink of an eye in June of 2010. This was the end of one book and the beginning of another as I trekked six hours south. I was excited to leave Montgomery, Alabama, but more nervous for what lied ahead in Jacksonville,...

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