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  • My junior year I took a trip to Ireland towards the end of May. It was a wonderful and interesting experience. I had never been anywhere like it nd was so excited I got the chance to go. It was for my sisters graduation present so all four of us girls got to go on this enduring trip. It started...

    Tags: Europe, Ireland
  • The first time I traveled to Haiti in December of 2008, I came to the realization that this world is a lot bigger and a lot more "real" than I had ever imagined.  Earlier that year, I had struggled with the thought of beginning my Senior Graduation Project.  I had no idea how to decide what subject...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I want three things from life:  to discover and explore as much as possible, to know that I made a difference in an increasingly unscrupulous world, and to have good stories to tell. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved history—first it was dinosaurs, then it was Egypt, and now it’s whatever I...

  • Israel is a blossoming new country in the Middle East, but ancient tensions plague the area. These tensions often spill over into modern news.  The fighting paired with footage of old buildings made me fear Israel, so when my mom proposed a trip there for our Spring Break in 2010, I was...

  •       I stood gazing up at the huge orange and red chunks of molten rock and lava the Arenal Volcano spewed into the night. Just the day before I was traveling by bus through a dense rainforest and had gone river rafting. Tonight we were about to relax in a natural hot springs heated by this...

  •   “Howzit! Welcome to Sud Africa!” That was the first thing I heard stepping off the 18 hour  flight from Washington D.C. It was all so new and exciting, different smells, a new language, a completely new atmosphere, pretty much a new everything. This was only my second time in South Africa in...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • In July of 2009, my family consolidated our mileage points and took a trip to Eastern Europe. As a city dweller, accustomed to the car horns and crowds of people, Prague came as a shock to me. It was as if I had somehow gone back in time. Surrounding me were rustic buildings and cobblestone...

    Tags: Europe
  • My travel journal is more of a travel story book. The day I was accepted into People to People Student Ambassador program and my parents agreed to let me go, was the day that changed my life. My adventure started at San Francisco International airport at one A.M. in a dreary morning and a hint of...

  • Imagine a school in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt with a large complex that includes a courtyard in the center, a basketball court, two tetherball poles, a swimming pool, a soccer field, tennis courts, a theatre, a cafeteria, kitchen and three floors of classrooms. The day was hot, humid, and dusty...

    Tags: Africa
  • Northern Ireland. This subject is studied in history classes like other historical places, and is just as easily forgotten. Of course, students would sympathize more with the struggles of a country or time period if they experienced it firsthand. When gaping at a twenty-five foot mural of a school...

    Tags: Europe

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