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  • Dust flew through the air, people ran everywhere, and the traffic is a mess of unorganized chaos. When my youth group and I first stepped outside the airport in Guadalajara, Mexico to begin our mission work, I saw cars going every which way and I realized that a car ride in Guadalajara was going to...

  • Normal 0 0 1 525 2998 24 5 3681 11.1282 0 0 0 /*-->*/ My Girl Scout troop of 13 years had been deliberating over the idea of an international tripsince middle school, and by sophomore year we had decided on a destination: Costa Rica.  Specifically, a remote village named Colonía Libertád,...

  • “Marie, wake up. Wake up.” Early morning calls to the San Gabriel Mountains on sunny summer days wasn’t exactly how I thought I’d be spending my summer, but now I couldn’t imagine spending it any other way. Snug between my brother and father hopping from rock to rock across a stream, I focus...

  •       Michael Condori March 16,2009 A significant event that happened to me was the trip I took to Peru last summer. I went to Peru with my family and we had a somewhat good time. We went to visit my cousin and many different places in Peru. Before I went to Peru, I was wondering whether things...

  • In April of 2011, I was lucky enough to be able to go on a trip touring France with my school. The goal of this trip was to see France, learn about it's customs, and most importantly, practice my ability using the French language. At the start of the trip, I had had three years of the French...

  • Just two years ago, I joined a summer program, Project Ascent, which sends American students to Sichuan, China, to volunteer in local communities and familiarize Chinese students with American Culture. As one of the twelve participants, our goal was to foster positive perceptions of each other’s...

  • You may think that a fun and awesome family trip would be to somewhere like Disneyland, but for me, the perfect family trip was when I went to Six Flags with my whole family. I have gone to Six Flags before, but never with my whole family. One evening, two or three weeks before the trip, my family...

  •   “Chum reap sour” (Hello), all the smiling faces repeated over and over again as they bowed their heads with their hands clasped together as if in prayer, the traditional style of greeting in Cambodia. The children watched expectantly as 29 American students and their 8 adult chaperones...

  • Brain Confusion Being fully immersed in a language that is unknown to one’s mind sounds a lot easier than it is. As I spent a whole summer in Germany, I was terrified by how difficult it was to listen to a foreign language 24/7. The experience was perhaps the most confusing and incredible...

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  • You see, my family doesn’t really go on family trips anymore. Before I was born, my 5 older siblings got to go to Disneyland and all these other places simply because my dad was in the right condition to drive them everywhere. Now, 20 years later and a 16 year old daughter to keep up with, my not...

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