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  •     (This is the one for the scholarship, the other essays were submitted by mistake use this one)   The Summer of 2006 I was chosen to take an amazing 10 day trip to San Juan de Los Lagos Mexico. The day I arrived the whole town was waiting and watching as I walked nervously into the welcome party...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • On the summer of 2008, I was twelve years old when we had a vacation in the Philippines. We visit the Philippines every couple years to reunite with our relatives again and explore the country. The things I miss the most is the family, the culture, the fresh food, the beaches, and the huge...

    Tags: Asia
  •     Since I was small, I’ve always been fascinated with the Japanese.  So it wasn’t  surprising when I finally got to go to Japan in the spring of 2009.  My parents had been planning this trip for a  long time.  Going to a new place is a big challenge then adding the fact that they speak a whole...

    Tags: Asia
  •                 Having lived overseas for the majority of my life, I’ve travelled extensively, to incredibly diverse regions of the world. And yet, no matter where we’ve been, there remains a common thread beyond great memories and ‘interesting’ food: my mother’s love and unwavering dedication to...

    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...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was inevitable: That day was the day I would declare a war on white folding chairs and the shape of a curve.  Or so was my thought as I stood in the backyard of my aunt Joanie’s house in Virginia, prepping for a wedding to take place the next day. The war had begun; I could feel a cold stare...

  • In the summer of 2011, my family arrived in San Antonio, Texas. My brother, Anthony, was graduating Basic Training and becoming an Airman. We got to Lackland Air Force Base and stood in with the crowd where the graduates were going to participate in the “Airman Run.” This run is a victory...

  • 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
  • A select group from my eighth grade class poured into the busy Ronald Reagan National Airport, in Washington DC. The purpose of our group was to see as much of DC as we could in two and a half days. Our bus driver was  an experienced tour guide of thirty-five years with the company World Strides...

  • “Vous-allez où?” the voice inquires, I think, from the open taxi window. “Great,” I think to myself, “He better speak English.” I slide into a mid-90’ Renault. The seats produce a puff of dust as I slam my bag onto the seat. The days of smiling cabbies and leather seats of the London bred...

    Tags: Europe

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