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  • My Spanish teacher recommended that I would be an excellent student to go with a small group to Costa Rica. Our trip was organized by Interact Travel. We spent a week with a host family, so I was able to learn more about their culture and language. It was an amazing experience. I will tell you...

  • I don't think that I have ever had an experience quite like this trip to Munising.  I've fallen in love with the scenery, the smell, the weather, but most of all the water.  This trip has been a very eye opening experience for me and pushed my love for the Upper Peninsula. Two days ago we...

  • A two week trip to the slums of the Dominican Republic might not sound like the ideal summer vacation for a fifteen year old girl, but for me, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was part of a team that consisted of fifteen teen girls, three teen guys, two female leaders, and my Youth Pastor...

  •              In 2005, my family and a group of our personal friends went on vacation to Madrid, Spain over Labor Day weekend.  At the time, I was currently living in Stuttgart, Germany where I attended school on a military base.  My mother was in the United States Air Force so we were often...

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  • I was not ready for this. I mean, come on! I was going to be separated from my boyfriend, all my friends, and anyone I even just KNEW for an entire week and a half! How lame. I was sort of excited, but I did not want to let it show as I said my final goodbyes to my friends. So, Day 1. We drove to...

  • One week ago, I went on a trip to San Marcos that impacted my life in many different ways. As an officer in Student Council, I with other six officers, got to go to a summer leadership workshop for Student Council at Texas State University. This trip was the first one that our school had ever...

  • My high school, Ursuline Academy which is an all-girl private school, offered summer travels to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. One of the places to apply for was Lima, Peru. I saw the option and immediately checked off the option. Peru has beautiful landscaping and historical buildings;...

  • My most recent trip was the trip I took with the Quiz Bowl team to the National Tournament of Academic Excellence (NTAE) competition in Orlando, Florida. We were to stay at the Contemporary Disney Resort within the Disney theme park. In mid-April, our Quiz Bowl coaches announced that we would go to...

  • At age 14, I was chosen to attend the Costa Rica Rainforest Outward Bound School (CRROBS) Girl Scout’s Service Challenge (http://www.crrobs.org/courses/itinerary_gs_sc.html). The 15-day expedition allowed me to go backpacking in the rainforest with 20 Girl Scouts from around the nation and...

  • “I’d like you to raise your hand if you have ever seen the ocean,” my sixth grade teacher asked the class one day during a lesson. In an instant I was surrounded by hands waving in the air above my head. Whispers came from peers seated near me; ‘have you really never seen the ocean?’ I looked...

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