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  • I was born to two parents who chose to emigrate from Peru to the United States. My father came to the United States in 1984 and my mother thereafter. They came here with very little but managed to do with the cards they were dealt. They got through some very tough times and managed to raise a...

  • Some would call it just another vacation away from home, but for me traveling to Costa Rica was an experience of a lifetime. My Spanish teacher was interested in promoting cultural awareness, and that is exactly what she introduced to us. From the beginning I knew this journey would be difficult,...

  • When I was in eighth grade, instead of going to the beautiful, sandy beaches of Destin, Florida, like we always had over spring break, I was stuck going to Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, and staying in the wigwam hotel. Honestly, I barely remember what Mammoth Cave was like. All I could tell you is that...

  • On July 26, 2009, I found myself with my family and three suitcases in Washington, DC, ready to embark on the adventure of my life. The US Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, funded by the State Department, awarded me a full-immersion scholarship to study one year in Germany. I was one...

  • My family took an incredible trip to Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague over just 11 days in Spring 2011. Much can be said about a trip to the former Eastern bloc: eye-opening, at times dark and dreary, and “significant.”  First stop: Berlin, the heart of strife between East and West...

    Tags: Europe
  • I am absolutely terrified of meeting new people at anything other than a snail's pace. This is why, when it came to living with a family I had never met before, - in Spain, no less - I had a tiny problem making the transition from extreme nerves to excitement about the prospects of my journey. I...

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  •   On December 27th 1994 I was born in Dar Es salaam,Tanzania but within a couple months I moved to the United States of America. It was until the summer of 2010 that I returned back to Tanzania; unfamiliar of the environment,social life and structure of the country. I lived my whole life in...

    Tags: Africa
  • Can one simply be at peace? Some may believe that this question might lie deep in the cryptic mountains and far away from society. I, for one, have discovered the presence of peace and tranquility. Who could’ve imagined that I would come across this state of mind while on vacation? The day we...

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  •        I was staring at the gray cotton seat in front of me wondering how it was that I could be surrounded by 45 strangers with all of their luggage and little kids crowding the space around me and yet at the same time be surrounded by nothing. Of course not all of them were strangers. My friend...

  •               When my parents offered me the chance to spend part of my ninth grade summer in Europe by myself, I was overjoyed. This was the opportunity of a lifetime! I love to travel, to learn, and to have fun, so going overseas sounded amazing because I could do all three.            ...

    Tags: Europe

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