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  • Rarely do I travel out of the country. I have done so only twice in my life. However, those two trips mark turning points in my childhood, especially the most recent trip in December of 2005 to Bengal. The trip enhanced my worldview, dissipated much of my ignorance, and it overall helped me...

    Tags: Asia
  • My trip to Africa with the Youth Entrepreneurship Program was a very powerful experience. It was also a life changing experience for me. I learned so much historically, culturally and it helped to enrich my basic life skills. This experience helped me grow tremendously as a person. I am more than...

    Tags: Africa
  • Mobile, Alabama. Home of sweet tea, seafood, and Southern accents. But that describes at least half of the other southern cities in the United States. To me, Mobile is more than just a run-of-the-mill southern city which people insist on underrating! Mobile is my home, and I’m going to do it...

    Tags: Alabama, USA
  • So if I were to mention the word "tootsie-pop" what might your first thought be? Would it be that famous phrase, "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop?" or just simply that you wished you had one in your hand? This used to be my response as well, until one little girl...

    Tags: Europe
  • I’ll never forget my trip to London and the events leading up to it. Even before I stepped foot on the plane, I was being forced to grow up. I had never been to Europe before, but I jumped at the chance to try something new with my literature teacher and a few peers. Though I would have to work...

    Tags: Europe
  • Upon graduating from 8th grade, I had the opportunity to travel with my best friend, a few classmates and teachers/chaperones to Europe. Through Educational Tours, we traveled to London, Paris and Barcelona. We left July 6, 2008 and returned July 15, 2008. My dad told me that he didn't go to...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •  For one weekend out of the entire year, I see double.  At Twins Days in Twinsburg, Ohio, everyone has a look-alike.  This annual gathering of multiples is the largest in the world, with more than 2,000 sets of twins coming from all around the world.  This festival is held every first full weekend...

  • The initial reaction was often the same. 'Israel? Is it safe?' would be the first words to come after I told someone about where I was going to spend my summer. You often hear about this small, Middle Eastern country on the news, almost always for something negative.  But as I was soon to learn,...

    Tags: Africa
  •             Five in the morning and all I can hear is a cadre knocking on my door “Get up.” That’s when I realize the big day has arrived. Fear of not completing my exercises properly and not being able to push it until the end are keeping me worried but, as that famous quote says “Don’t let the...

  • Just as I was finally drifting into a deep sleep, the plane unevenly touched to the ground.It freakishly wobbled to readjust itself. The whole trip had been beyond difficult. The eastern seaboard of India was not an easy place to get to. After three days, 6 different plane transfers and a faint...

    Tags: Asia

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