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  • Imagine the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Imagine the enormous families. Imagine the thick Greek accents and the Greeks’ love for food. Imagine the pride they share in Greek culture and the only two colors being seen are blue and white. Now imagine placing 20 high school aged students in the...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •             “HE LOOKS LIKE A SQUIRREL!” my sister yells in between fits of hysterical laughter. I had to agree with that statement; here I was with my mom and sister in a closet sized compartment on the TGV train departing for Paris. Some how all three of us fit against the window to look down at...

    Tags: Europe
  • As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day.” Therefore, being able to explore all of Rome and its treasures in a day alone is a highly impossible feat. To make this equation more difficult, add a barely walking 67-year-old grandma, a history buff father, a just turned 40, take charge mom, a...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  • Iran isn’t the kind of place that one might visit over summer vacation, but for my family, it was an ideal destination. My dad is Iranian and most of his family still lives in Iran. I had been to Iran four times, but I couldn’t remember because I was so young during my previous visits. So when my...

  • For the past eight years, I have dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. I would spend my time sketching and envisioning my own line. During my freshman year of high school, I started researching colleges. Naturally, my search began with the most prestigious, including FIT and Parsons, but most of...

  • Bare feet pound on the hardwood floor; dark silhouettes move across the warm yellows and oranges aglow from overhead chandeliers; rhythmic tones echo across the tall walls of the abandoned church from fiddles and guitars. Bodies sway, dance and spin; hearts pound, sweat drips, and my eyes lock...

  • Running through the airport trying to catch our connecting flight to Washington D.C, my brother and I attempted to calculate how fast we would have to race up the down escalator to catch up with our parents on the other side. If the velocity on the up side was five meters per second up, and the...

  • Having never been out of the contiguous United States in my fourteen years, I was extremely excited to hear that my family was going to, Culebra, an island off of Puerto Rico for spring break. My sister and I had had a steady diet of murky-watered beaches with brown sand, which had been fun but not...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Summer Vacations can be full of fun; exciting experiences. For many reasons people look forward to the summer. School’s closed, the weather’s amazing and the beaches are booming with people craving sun tans and the cool water. Some people prefer to stay in their home town and spend time with close...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The plane was huge, but felt small as we landed in the country of my birth. It was a place that I had left fourteen years earlier, just days short of my second birthday, obviously not able to make the decision whether to stay or leave. That decision was made for me by my Indian birthmother and my...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage

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