Students

  • One week ago, I went on a trip to San Marcos that impacted my life in many different ways. As an officer in Student Council, I with other six officers, got to go to a summer leadership workshop for Student Council at Texas State University. This trip was the first one that our school had ever...

  • Nelson Mandela once stated that “there is nothing like returning to a place that has remained unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” After completing a semester abroad in Italy, I’ve come to understand the full meaning of this proverb. Stepping foot inside my house was an...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • When my mom announced travel plans to Charleston, mounds of negative things ran through my head.  I contemplated “Why are we going to Charleston? South Carolina has the exact same thing as North Carolina.  I think I would rather go to New York or Disney World.  I was apprehensive as I envisioned...

  •               Have you ever been on one of those vacations where things just get worse and worse? As a child, I took many trips to Texas with my family considering my sister’s lived there. A trip usually takes a turn for the worse when no one really wants to go, and at age five, the prospect of...

  • The London Eye. Hampton Court Palace. The British Mueseum.   Blue Men. These are all things I experienced in London, England last summer on a family vacation. I went with my parents and sister and we met up with my uncle and his family. This is the second time we have been to London, and we decided...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the fall of 2006, I was blessed to participate in the People to People student ambassador program. This program was established by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower who believed in international peace. To participate, one must first be nominated by either an alumni of the program or a...

    Tags: Pacific
  • My face was tear-streaked as I faced the dreaded crossing into the security check area, not wanting to say goodbye for the last and final time. We were already backing up the line with our prolonged delay, but the continued goodbyes and hugs only made me want to stay longer. In fact, I didn’t want...

    Tags: Asia
  •               Last summer, I went to Lima, Peru, a beautiful city with not so beautiful slums. I stayed at the El Pueblo resort, a beautiful resort with lush, green grass and beautiful pools. Right outside the gate of this beautiful place is a completely different world. Outside my little world of...

    Tags: Europe
  • A few years ago, my family and I traveled with a group from my school to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We went through a humbling experience when we visited Dachau, a concentration camp located just outside of a town. Being the first Nazi camp opened in Germany, Dachau served as the prototype...

  • Paris; It’s the city of lights, known for its magnificent beauty, delicious foods, and romantic qualities. Some people dream of visiting this esteemed European city their entire lives, and here I was getting to live that dream. Stepping off of the plane that carried us 3,886 miles from home to the...

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