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  •  As I stepped off the van at 1419 Clinton Street in Nashville, Tennessee, the first thought that came to my mind was, “Oh my God, look at all the young people!" My heart began to pound with excitement. There were many smiles and lots of laughter as people lined up to register outside of the...

  •             I recently participated on a Royal Caribbean cruise and boy, it was quite a ride! I went with my younger brother and my father to Nassau, Bahamas and Cocoa Kay, Bahamas. Cruises mean a great deal to me due to the fact that I rarely go on cruises, so it was definitely a treat. Also, I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   I was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia on September 26, 1994 to Hirut Kebede and Efrem Bechere. I lived with my parents and my two older sisters. Ethiopia is a poverty stricken country, but when I lived there, nothing seemed wrong to me because it was all I knew. Then when I was six, my...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • There is a place in the world to which I will never return.  I will never again wish to feel the heat of the sun there, never wish to feel the weight of the air there.  Never will I choose to view its blandness, breathe its saltiness.  The saltiness of the Salton Sea.  On a regular trip down...

  • Having never been out of the United States, I got the opportunity earlier this summer to travel to Spain with some classmates and a teacher chaperone. My school arranged the trip with a company called EF Tours. It was an experience that definitely changed my view of the world and allowed me to...

  • Across the intersection and through the gates, my family and I arrived in Sandy Bottom Nature Park. Gazing at the sky, inhaling the fresh air, and then viewing the various wildlife surrounding, this area of Hampton, VA seemed so unfamiliar to me. I was unaware of this place within this...

  • I was sitting with my small group, as the leader, and I didn’t know what to do.  The hubbub all around me was overwhelming.  I felt inadequate to lead the team.  I volunteered for a church mission trip over Spring Break, leading a small group of fellow volunteers.  I attended this event with the...

  • I have always been captivated by stories of people who, when traveling abroad, became consumed by a “larger than life” feeling – the powerful sensation that there is something bigger out there than the mundane hum of a small New Jersey town.              “Beware of the bug,” I was told prior to...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • Yeah, sure I'm in IB Biology and my mom is a conservation biologist, but I'm not quite the rainforest type. As a seventeen year old, I prefer our nocturnal sleeping schedules as opposed to the early jungle one. And it's hard to fathom a place with limited electricity and a short hot water supply....

  • As a French Language student at Palos Verdes High School, I was encouraged to sponsor an exchange student for a month during the summer of 2011.  Amelie Lejeune was from Luxembourg and from the moment we met we became life long sisters! After an amazing time in California, Amelie went home but...

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