Why students travel

  • Last April I packed my bags and headed off for my first real overseas adventure. Accompanied by my aunt, grandfather, and brother, I boarded the KLM flight bound for Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to trace my Dutch heritage. At well after 9pm, I settled in for the eight hour flight during which hot...

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  • Blazing. Unrelenting. Tropical heat attacks me from all angles in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. You’d think the heat would be enough to melt me, but no. The heat is worth it because of all the experiences San Pedro holds for me. My time in San Pedro was accented by food, language, and people. The...

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  •  This summer of 2009, I went to Santa Monica, California, where I have had many experiences and learned valuable lessons. Each with a strong impact on my heart, body, soul and mind in which I can honestly say matured me as well. I went from a teenage girl to a woman in a matter of 3 months. It went...

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  • For some, it's a place; for others, an idea. Whether tangible or not, everyone has a home, and everyone can speak proudly of its attractions and appeal to visitors. I have two. There is the home I was born with - the townhouse in a quiet suburb in California; and there is the home I discovered -...

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  • My most favorite travel experience was when I took a cruise to the Bahamas. It all started with a 2 hour drive to the Nashville Airport. From there a plane took my family and I to Atlanta, Georgia where we could then get on a plane to Jacksonville, Florida. A short, yet exaggerating ride in the...

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  • While I was in India I had the opportunity to visit many different villages and tell them about Jesus. I was able to share my own testimony with some of the women and encourage them with what they are going through. I also worked a lot with the children in India doing things like VBS and fun...

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  • My most memorable travel adventure was really only an hour or so away from my house. The first time I left the elevated train to attend my summer internship at an office was chaotic. A multitude of workers gathered on all sides of me and flooded down the steps in order to exit on the city streets....

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  • My trip started out from good old Gaithersburg, Maryland. I expected a lot out to this trip because we would be stopping at major places and heading towards the west where I had never been. First we headed over to Chicago to gather the rest of our family which was my dad’s brother and family....

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  • I stood in front of a small wood building that almost blended into the alpine landscape around it. An overstuffed backpack dangled off my shoulders, full of rented mountaineering gear that I though made me look pretty hardcore, though I had little idea how to use any of it. I wasn’t worried, though...

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  • Being in Ghana, Africa was one of the best experiences I'm sure I'll ever have. I have always felt drawn to the more remote areas of Africa and when my friend invited me to go with her and her church on a missions trip to Bolgatonga, Ghana, I jumped at the chance. Before I knew it, I was on a...

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