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  • “Fee-nix,” I said, sketching the word Phoenix on the chalk board. The class of shy students slowly uttered the word in a light whisper.             “Again,” Gladys said.             “Fee-nix,” I reiterated. The students murmured again in unison. I grinned warmly at them and continued on with my...

    Tags: Asia
  • Late one morning in July of 2009, I woke up to a frantic swear word, followed by “we missed the bus!” Not just any bus, the last bus of the week from Christchurch, to Dunedin New Zealand, and due to hostel plans, and the amount of time we had to do a loop of the whole South Island, we could not...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Eight weeks before one of my dreams actually became reality, I found out we were leaving to the country where half of the blood running through my veins belongs; Ecuador. The images and words could have been seen coming out of my head because all the excitement I had was unbearable. The day I...

  • My family made a last minute planned trip to Taiwan over the first week of July to visit my mom’s side of the family. But as time passed, we wanted to learn about how different Taiwan is from America. We left Los Angeles, California on July 1st, 2011, reaching Taipei City, Taiwan July 2nd,...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  •    After tireless efforts to persuade my parents, I finally convinced them that I was ready to experience a mission trip to Africa.  I traveled with a group of incredible people affiliated with Gulu Hope (http://guluhope.org/) and ranging from a fifty year old college professor to a recent high...

    Tags: Africa
  • Though I have had the honor of participating in a multitude of programs throughout my high school career, there is no doubt in my mind that none will ever be able to compare with studying abroad in Ankara, Turkey on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S....

  • In a single span of 8 days, my entire perspective on life had changed. Not in the crazy, become-one-with-yourself way, but the there’s-a-completely-different-world-out-there way. When I took my first trip to Managua, Nicaragua this February, I never expected to see such rural communities only 10-20...

  • During this summer, I have gained a terrific experience traveling abroad.  It was filled with great adventures, new discoveries, joy and laughter.  But the most important of all, it was an opportunity to meet new family members and relatives, other than my uncle in Georgia. For those who are eager...

    Tags: Asia
  • Woken up from my sublime nap, I felt the vibrations of the plane’s wheels as we skidded across the runway, to a complete stop. Our luggage, all five members of our family made our way toward the exit. With my first step off the immense Lufthansa aircraft, the smell of heavy smoke with a slight...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • It was about mid December of 2007,it was a very cold day, but sunny. I went on a family trip with my boyfriends’ family. This meant so much to me because my family never goes on family trips, so spending time with another family that it’s not mine was like warmth in my heart. We rode up in a van...

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