Students

  •      It had been two years since I had been given the opportunity to take a vacation and adrenaline was rushing through my body as I boarded the plane that would take me to the city I had dreamt of for years.      The taxi driver took what must have been the most scenic route possible to our hotel...

  • In the midst of embarking on the most incredible journey of my young life I stepped on my flight with the clothes on my back and a small bag of medications- without a baggage claim ticket in sight. I was on my way to spend three weeks in Northern Thailand living in hill tribes and working with the...

    Tags: Asia
  •               There are few moments in life when your jaw truly drops to the ground with amazement. Those moments, when you are honestly consumed in your surroundings, are very tough to come by. I had the opportunity to go on a twelve day Mediterranean Cruise with my family that would change my...

    Tags: Europe
  • During Thanksgiving Break of the 2007 school year, my parents decided to make a family vacation to Cancun. Traveling overseas brought excitement for every corner of our home, we were wildly packing...and yes, I mean “wildly,” we were animals (to say at the least) and we all couldn't hold back our...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I feel dizzy as I step off the airplane. The sun blinds me as I try to find my footing. After eight hours on a plane, I am displeased to find my shoe covered in mud instead of resting on concrete. It is at this point that I realize that I am truly in Lima, Peru, instead of Atlanta, Georgia. The...

  •                  Before this summer I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. I always had some sort of an idea but it was never as clear as it was after I returned from my life changing trip to New Orleans. The trip started out as something I was forced to go on by my parents so it...

  • Gratefulness is a foreign word to many children in America.  Many American children don’t understand how easy their lives are compared to children in other countries.  Living in the poor country of Albania has allowed me to become more grateful for what I have.   When I was eight years old, my mom...

    Tags: Europe
  •   In July of 2008, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Japan with People to People Student Ambassadors. Of course, I couldn’t pass up this once in a lifetime experience because I have a passion for traveling, so I signed up and headed out on an eighteen hour plane ride to Japan for 14 days....

    Tags: Asia
  • I looked very hard at a stone wall in the distance. I blinked once, then twice.  “Is that a TV?” I asked my parents and sisters, just to make sure that that small, boxy shape sitting on a wall was what I thought it was and not a particularly square seagull.We were on Inisheer (or Inis Oírr), the...

  • Located along the historic Santa Fe Trail traversed by pioneers throughout the 1800's, Baldwin City is a small town with big charm, full of activities as well as historical significance. In today's fast-paced world, many families seek small road trips or weekend getaways that offer something for...

    Tags: Kansas, USA

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