Students

  • The Dominican Republic, known by most Americans for little more than its love of baseball, produces far more people living below the poverty line than it does people who make it to the Major Leagues.  Through the Students International organization, my youth group was able to travel to the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When some says to you, "I'm going on vacation!" most people think Paris, Hawaii, or Las Vegas. Well I have the privilege of being able to travel somewhere different, somewhere that most people don't really know about. For my winter vacation this past year I went to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This may...

    Tags: Europe
  • Mexico shares a border with the United States and a large portion of our vast country was once a part of the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Given our proximity, it is hard to believe that many Americans are ignorant to Mexico's enduring history, distinctive cultural makeup, and welcoming people....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • If you come to Fairhaven in the summer, stay for the Sunday farmer’s market. You might see hula hoopers, local music groups, and henna tattoo artists all having fun in the sun, but most importantly, the farmer’s market has incredibly friendly people, and fresh, local food (see photo). What could...

  • The summer of 2007 my neighbors, the Fongers, invited me to explore the western side of the United States. We traveled from our house, in Clarksville Michigan, all the way to Montana. This opportunity my neighbors provided for me influenced my life a great deal. We started off taking the SS...

  •    Picture yourself hundreds of feet from the ground with nothing under you for support. Your life is in the hands of a single metal wire above your head. At first you close your eyes and cross your fingers, just hoping that the wire will not snap under your weight. All you can do is tell yourself...

  • Progress is an ongoing phenomenon that will never disappear. Like many developed cities, Shanghai, China is no exception. With a population of over 13 million people and an incredible amount of foreign investment money, Shanghai is rapidly regaining its status of international commerce and trade...

    Tags: Asia
  • Wednesday, July 12 - Lima to San Bartolo: After nearly ten hours of flying and then driving on a bus to a retreat house in Lima, Peru we collapsed on our beds and slept completely through the night. Then, when I awoke my immersion into Peru began with a cold shower. I have never showered so fast...

  • Photographs are taken to remind us of unforgettable moments and experiences in our lives. Most of us can look at a photograph and remember how the photograph is significant to us. The photograph of my sister and me in Guatemala signifies so much in my life. This picture reminds me of when I first...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My family doesn’t travel very often and by extension, I don’t travel often either, but with the trips I have taken, I’ve learned one thing. You don’t have to travel to the other side of the globe to have a life changing or eye opening experience; in fact, such an experience could be just five...

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