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  • I had almost been there a week. It was 2:30am and my cousins and I tried to watch a movie, but we had stayed up to at least 4:00am every night that week and it wasn’t long before we forgot the movie and fell asleep. I had only been in Hawaii for a week, but I felt like had lived there my whole life...

  • It hit fast, and it hit hard. The people of Louisiana didn’t know what to do. They couldn’t escape, and they couldn’t get out. The people's worst night mare was coming alive before their very eyes. What am I talking about? I am speaking up about one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters...

  •   Normal.dotm 0 0 1 97 429 home 7 1 682 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false   /*-->*/ Growing up Jewish in America meant that the idea of Israel as the holy state was ingrained in my head. There are many Jews who feel so strongly about Israel being their homeland that they move there...

    Tags: Africa
  • Visiting another country is an amazing experience, especially when the country that you are visiting is vastly different from your own. When my family went to Iceland I was placed in another world. We visited numerous volcanoes and flew in a plane over Iceland’s glaciers. The view was amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  • Through a series of vacations I have taken throughout my life, I have learned to value diversity and to embrace people of all backgrounds, ages, and mindsets. Here is the story of these vacations. It is a representation of how my outgoing personality, constant curiosity, and acceptance of...

  •      "Unthinkably good things can happen”. This simple quote from Under the Tuscan Sun may just be another cliche movie quote or even a cheesy pickup line for some, but for me, it’s the story of my adventure into an unknown land. It’s the tale of a vivid culture and language that will forever alter...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Last summer I participated in a 33 day Environmental Science trip along with 59 other students in four islands of Hawaii. It was the best experience of my life and I can't begin to describe it in 600 words, so to give you a snapshot I'll describe my experience at one of the islands, my...

  • I wanted my trip to Spain with my high school Spanish class to be unforgettable. As a high school student who didn’t have a job, other than mowing my grandmother’s lawn, my first issue was financing the trip. I saved for a year, but I knew I would still have to be thrifty while in Spain. The...

    Tags: Europe
  • "WHAT?" I exclaimed. "Your grandparents are taking you to Italy with them this summer." Italy? Europe? 16 hour flight? "WHAT?" I repeated. This meant I would be going out of the country, something I had never done before, twice that summer, and I wasn't sure how I felt about it. In June I was going...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  •   There are few experiences like the first time you leave your family and travel on your own. My trip to China during the summer before my sophomore year in high school is one I will not soon forget. The Chinese Summer Bridge Camp program, through the Confucius Institute at the University of...

    Tags: Asia

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