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  • This summer I went to Cairo, Egypt, It was one of the most influential experiences I have ever encountered. Thanks to my friend Nora I was granted this opportunity to go. Nora is Egyptian and used to go to school in Cairo, She tries to visit often and this summer, I decided to save up the money and...

    Tags: Africa
  • When my parents told me that we were going to Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, last summer, I wasn't too excited about it. I was thinking, “What fun can you have in Oklahoma?... In Beavers Bend where there are only outdoor attractions?” Fishing, boating, and swimming in a lake...

  • My name is Emree, I live in London, England and am traveling with my aunt and uncle for holiday. Emerson is my older sister, who will be going off to a university in the fall and is also traveling with us. The occupants of the hot tub at our resort, the lush Sheraton Vistana in Orlando, Florida,...

  • The large pretzel jar was labeled “Disney World or Bust” and was almost filled to the top with coins.  My family had been saving for our family trip for two years and we knew this Christmas would be the grand announcement…….or so we thought. On Christmas day my dad handed my sister and I a...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • I never thought I would ever go to Prague and I had never even heard of Terezin. “People that grow up here don’t get opportunities like this Jasmine” or “Like they would ever choose someone like you” is all I ever heard when I told people about the festival Of Tolerance in Terezin and about Prague...

    Tags: Europe
  • I woke up to a hint of sunlight, feeling strange that I was not in my own bed. Then it came to me: I was in Madrid, Spain, 3,000 miles and an ocean away from the United States. I weaved my way through my three roommates and stepped out onto the hotel balcony. The numerous cars, blaring horns,...

  • After eight hours of sitting in a cramped space we arrived in London. As we crawled through security, I thought of Europe’s promises: meeting my family from different parts of the world, exploring the legends of Scotland, and getting to try fish and chips! The reunion kicked off with a dinner...

    Tags: Europe
  • My freshman year of high school I went on a school trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It was amazing! I loved being surrounded by a culture so different from my own. The buildings there are all so unique and beautiful, you can really tell that they were built centuries ago, so unlike...

    Tags: Europe
  • This was the day that my life changed. This summer I had the chance to go on another, People to People Student Ambassador Trip. This trip took me to Ireland, Wales, England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands; where our group got to see first hand the horrors of World War II. It was on this day...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • I took my first international flight on July 13, 2010, with a round-trip ticket to Seoul, South Korea in my hand. I had been accepted into the Camp Fulbright Junior Internship Program, held in Goesan, South Korea. Camp Fulbright is an English-immersion camp for Korean students, ages 10-17, and a...

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