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  • It finally hit me. I wasn’t in New York City anymore, but in fact I was with my fellow Pan Flute Teens in Lima, Peru. Our program Global Teens always said that this trip wasn’t going to be a vacation and they were right. It wasn’t a vacation, but instead it was something greater. Playing with the...

  • Have you ever taken a family vacation in which you've already been to the place before? Well, that was this trip- but inside of thinking "Are you serious," I was psyched! Sure the trip was for my brother's baseball tournament in Cooperstown Home of the All-American Game, New York. The experience...

  •  When Reality Lasts Forever.    Every teen dreams of going to some sort of prestigious location. My dream location was to visit my family in Mexico, where my father is from. To my father's side of the family, family is everything. The love that takes place amongst each other is far more momentous...

  •                It was the Summer of 2008. My family and I had boarded the Carnival Sensation cruise ship. I could here the Jamaican band playing tunes as I walked the deck of the ship. My 17 year old sister and I had been waiting for this moment since our mother surprised us with this good news...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My first impression upon my arrival to the city was a strong one. Although I wasn’t sure what I expected exactly, what lay out before me was definitely not it. St. Petersburg was, by far, the most beautiful place I had ever seen.  One of my favorite parts of my stay was seeing the architecture. The...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • After the continuous 15-hour drive of driving across the destined states with my family we were finally eligible of having our toes sink into the balmy conditioned ocean water from Orlando, Florida. It dances graciously with the sun's vibrant reflexes while it sweeps me with its sweet scented,...

  • In the summer of 2005, I finally came back to Russia for the first time since I immigrated. It had been eight years. My family had changed, my city had changed; I had changed. Instinctively, I understand that I cannot possibly live there again. Despite this, there is something profound about...

    Tags: Europe
  •  Unlike North America, Europe does not labor under the constraints of polite society.  The European approach to life is simple, straightforward, and natural.  This summer, the American Music Abroad took young musicians to play in different countries.  While on the trip through various parts of...

    Tags: Europe
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    Tags: Africa
  • Adrenaline rushed through my veins; my world seemed to close around me, leaving me like a beacon of light in a world of forever growing darkness. The thoughts of backing out flooded my mind; I couldn’t, I wouldn’t, follow through. But a small voice in the back of my mind kept whispering to me,...

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