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  • Through the international travel foundation, EF Tours, I visited Italy this past summer for 12 days with my family and a group of over 30 from places such as North Carolina, New Jersey, and Michigan.  Considering we had only 12 days to travel over 10 cities in Italy, there was never a dull moment...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • The summer of my junior year I had the privilege of going on a trip with other students from my school to Costa Rica and Panama through the program Ecoteach, whose focus is hands on ecological conservation and volunteerism. Costa Rica is known for its rich biodiversity and eco tourism. The focus of...

  • By the age of 16, I had travelled all over the country: California, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, every state on the east coast, and all of New England, including several self-navigated trips to Boston. But this past summer, I took a trip to New York City that stretched my mind farther...

  • When I told people I was going to Israel, the first question I was asked would always be, “Is it safe?” Truth be told, I was more scared waiting in the airport for our El Al flight on June 24th of last year  than at any other point during the trip. I was visiting as part of NFTY’s EIE, an...

  • I am a 3rd generation American, and it wasn’t until I went to Procida, an island off the coast of Naples, Italy, that I truly gained pride for my Italian heritage. I had never been to Italy before, and when my parents planned a trip to go on a Mediterranean Cruise, I was ecstatic. We visited...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Whenever I stopped at the side of Terminus Road – the main street of Plateau state, Nigeria – my eyes were always engrossed by the horde of little kids who would encircle our car. The streets were dirty and packed and the people were hustling various commodities. Everything was quite busy. To top...

    Tags: Africa
  •   In February, I participated in the French exchange program at my high school. I had very stereotypical expectations for the trip which included hot boys and stinky cheese. The only immediate differences I noticed were that the houses were tinier than those in America, and quite cottage-like. As...

    Tags: Europe
  •                That’s the best word to describe the next to last day of my travel to the country of Türkiye, or as we Americans know it, Turkey. The other days of traveling with Aunt Diane and Uncle John were an experience I’ll never forget, but this particular day will be told to the grandkids. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • I feel that this trip should come with a disclaimer on the bottom. It should read something to the effect of “Horribly boring with a mild chance of oddly fun experiences. Also may cause butt pain and mild eye strain.” What trip was this, you ask? Well it was a driving trip from San Antonio to...

  • Tavarone is a tiny village nestled in the breathtaking, tree covered mountains of Italy and a destination on the Classics of Europe trip from People to People. People to People is a student ambassador program started by President Eisenhower to promote “peace through understanding” between young...

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