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  • Silence echoed throughout the barren parking lot, broken only by our recurring weeps. We watched through tear-ridden eyes as the school bus drove into the distance, leaving behind a trail of sorrow.  It was barely five minutes of enduring those intense intervals of pain and grief that we realized...

    Tags: Asia
  • Never heard of Hayden, Alabama? No surprises there. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Hayden had a population of 444 and no stoplights. Some of its attractions include two lovely Dollar General stores, an abundance of small churches, and a rather charming "Mom-n-Pop" general store called Logan's....

  • Earlier this summer, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend a Girl Scout "Destination" program to New York City. "Destinations" is a worldwide program that encourages girls to travel abroad and experience new things that they might not have had the opportunities to otherwise. In November...

  • One seat, my iPod, my best friend and a 15 hour plane ride across the world. Being me and saying this isn't too common. You could never imagine anyone in my family saying these words. You can say we aren't the 'richest' in the bunch, but hard work and having goals helped me get through the payment...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I stepped out of the airplane after a long and excruciating 24-hour flight across the sea I was greeted by a familiar scent that brought back a flood of memories. I was at the origin of my being; I was in Vietnam.   Not that I haven't been to Vietnam before, but this was my third time coming...

    Tags: Asia
  •  As the twenty five of us students with three teachers boarded the plan out of Denver International Airport we were nervous to be going so far from home, but we were excited to be on our own with no parents. We had paid all our fee’s, submitted our applications, typed our essays, packed our bags...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • “So where are you from?” Growing up, this was a question that I was asked regularly: it was also a question that I never quite knew how to answer. With stereotypes circulating around me that stated that all Africans played with monkeys, lived in the jungle, and ran around wearing Tarzan-like loin...

    Tags: Africa
  • In the fall of 2006, I was blessed to participate in the People to People student ambassador program. This program was established by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower who believed in international peace. To participate, one must first be nominated by either an alumni of the program or a...

    Tags: Pacific
  • "Cheers, mate!" That's exactly how our wonderful guide, Chris Robson, greeted my school group as we finally arrived in London.  It was February break of this past year and it was raining like there was no tomorrow. Although many people would be put off by the rain, we loved it! It was just the "...

  • The window wass small and black, and the sky outside was an inky dark. The plane flew so effortlessly through the sky that the miles passed by in a shadow of obscurity. All around me, people were in varying states of discomfort, attempting to take hold of that elusive entity that seems to elude...

    Tags: Europe

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