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  •  Seventy percent of the world is covered by water.  How many people have taken a second out of their busy lives to truly admire the beauty that lies beneath the surface?  On my trip to Aruba in July of 2009, I learned just how beautiful the world is.  The world beneath the surface is as mysterious...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • A day before my 17th birthday, I had no doubts: I wanted to study Latin America. Then, life threw me a curveball -- I won a scholarship to Israel -- and I blasted it out of the park. I had seen photographs of the Western Wall numerous times, but in June 2007 I actually stood before the ancient...

    Tags: Africa
  • When it comes to traveling I’m always up for anything and everything. I love sight-seeing at places like the Great Wall; but I also enjoy the atypical experiences--eating rooster head and thirteen hour train rides. Regardless, I feel that my trips abroad have taught me more than I could learn in...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • One of my most recent trips was to El Salvador during the summer of the year 2011.  It was just a trip to visit my family over there in El Salvador.  The trip lasted for about two weeks, and I had an amazing time just hanging out with my cousins.  Since it was a visit that we had planned...

  •               Travelling is a remarkable experience. It has made a lasting impact on my life and has given me a new outlook on both the world and myself.          Today, I would tell you that I take pride in my American as well as my Filipino heritage. But this did not always hold true; in...

    Tags: Asia
  • There is one experience in my life that I consider poignant and memorable. It was my 10th grade high school 9-day trip to China in 2007. The 22-hour plane ride was just the start of my excursion with twenty of my fellow classmates. Since I had not been on an airplane for about five years at that...

    Tags: Asia, China
  •   The first vacation that I consider a life-changing experience would be my most recent trip to Malaga, Spain last June to visit my Aunt Elaine. While in Malaga, my aunt introduced my mom and me to its people, places, and culture. We walked, not drove, everyday to the beach and back to meet...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
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  •   In July of 2010, through a program with ACIS, three of my friends and I were able to go on a nine-day trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And let me tell you, it is a trip I will never forget. Now, let me explain: it's not like we were un-chaperoned. There were many responsible adults...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • What comes to mind when you hear the word “Iowa”?  Let me guess:  endless fields of corn, too many cows to count, and possibly no running water.  On the contrary, my friends!  Iowa marks the center of our nation for much greater reasons.  I double-dog dare you to take a trip with me to Orange...

    Tags: Heritage, Iowa, USA

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