Students

  •  As I stepped off the van at 1419 Clinton Street in Nashville, Tennessee, the first thought that came to my mind was, “Oh my God, look at all the young people!" My heart began to pound with excitement. There were many smiles and lots of laughter as people lined up to register outside of the...

  • Traveling is not only a dream in my life but it is also my passion.  So when my parents told me that I would be going to Bangladesh over the summer I couldn’t wait.  This would be an adventure I would remember.  There were many questions that were going through my mind like what would I see and...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • I have taken martial arts classes for 13 years, and have been a black belt for 4 years. In the summer of 2007, a partner kung fu school invited our school to go to China for a month. We were thrilled at this opportunity; thirteen students, two parents, and one teacher left Chicago on an exciting...

    Tags: Asia
  •  It was four o clock in the morning and there were four of us stuffed into our small Grand Am.   All I could think about was how excited I was.   We all couldn’t stop talking, which was odd considering the time.   We were all so pumped and couldn’t stop talking about it! This day had finally come...

  • It was a twenty-hour trip by car, if we were lucky. For reasons my father never quite bothered to explain in depth, traveling by airplane was not an option. Afraid of heights? Afraid of an untimely death via crashing to the ground in a fiery explosion? These were possibilities.   I never asked; I...

  • As we climbed higher and higher on the Interstate we could tell we were close because it was getting harder and harder to breathe. I looked out of my window and saw the most amazing thing: the Colorado Rockies. I had seen them on TV and in photographs, but nothing could have prepared me for the...

  • In Miami, we have a saying: “You have to go north to go south.”I whisk around notions of bayous, plantations, country lilts and comely manners as I take my first hungry glimpses of this mysterious place. Mammoth oak trees, crowned with sleepy tufts of Spanish moss, bend doubly under their histories...

  •       New York City, a place everyone hopes and dreams of visiting. We’ve all heard about the buildings reaching up to the sky, the smell of the exhausts from the thousands of taxi cabs and the millions of people that crowd the subways and streets. To some it might not sound like a “dream vacation...

  • In the summer of 2009 it was between my junior and senior year. I was about to go on an educational tour with one of my sophomore history teachers. Mr. Garcia. He is part of EF Tours. We we set to go to Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Krakow. It was a 10 day trip. It was the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Sixty-five years is a long time, but it is still not enough time to wash away the stigma of being associated with "The East." When people think of countries in Eastern Europe, they think of dirty, squalid living conditions, but much has changed since the end of World War II. As a junior in high...

    Tags: Europe

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