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Author: DanielleSleeper

Tags : Asia, China, FTF Scholarships, Students, Teens

Time and Travel - East Asia

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Author: Sarah Fonseca

Tags : City Break, FTF Scholarships, North America, Oregon, Students, Teens, USA

Portland is for Lovers

I once fell in love with one of Portland, Oregon’s 583,776 residents. During the autumn of 2008, I packed my belongings into USPS boxes and made the move from rural Georgia to the city. While the relationship ended weeks later, I remained in Oregon for several months. On my own, I explored the nation’s 29th largest city.

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Author: Christine Edmonds

Tags : Africa, FTF Scholarships, Students, Teens, Volunteer

One Kilometer

The frustration caught in his eyes ricocheted off the small tent’s walls, and the potency of his gaze struck me to the core, as I am sure it did many of the other gathered individuals. The young Zimbabwean glanced around uneasily, searching faces for a glimmer of understanding, but as the previous night’s cold rain seeped through our pants, despair saturated our spirits. Huddled in this tent were representatives of the United Nations and the Cape Town City Council, a group of Zimbabwean refugees, a university student, and myself.

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Author: Mica Jenkins

Tags : Africa, FTF Scholarships, Museums & Culture, Students, Teens, Volunteer

Watering the Mambas

People say that Africa gets inside you, grabs ahold of something in you. That for many it’s hard to get away once you’ve lived in this land of red earth and tall grass. I saw so many beautiful and so many terrible things in Mozambique, where I spent my third year of Peace Corps service, organizing rural youth groups to empower children to grow their own vegetables and improve their nutrition.

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Author: Kristen

Tags : California, Camping, FTF Scholarships, Hiking, North America, Students, Teens, USA

The Painters

My brother and I explored the East Coast, darting from train to train to visit every art museum we could. We saw paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Bierstadt, and Moran. But we did not notice any dirt or bugs buried in the paint; unfortunately, that’s how most of my oil paintings turned out.

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Author: Lauren Marie Albert

Tags : City Break, Europe, France, FTF Scholarships, Paris, Students, Teens

Fighting for My Place in Paris

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Author: Margaret Kahn

Tags : Asia, FTF Scholarships, Istanbul, Students, Teens, Turkey

Neredesen, Margaret...Where are you?

Life as an exchange student opens up doors to many curiousities. During my summer in Istanbul, Turkey on a full government scholarship for Turkish language study, I did a lot of thinking about the location of my new home.

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Author: Henry Austin

Tags : Adventure Trip, California, Camping, FTF Scholarships, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Students, Teens, USA

Lost and Found: Yosemite

I’m flat on my stomach flying at 9,000 feet, legs tight and arms stretched wide. My neck and head are over the edge, and the wind is heavy when you’re up this high. Provocative thoughts are coming and going, like the oddly hilarious Native American goddess whose breath is sweeping the sweat from my forehead.

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Author: Margaret Kahn

Tags : FTF Scholarships, Middle East, Museums & Culture, Students, Teens

We Share the Same Blood

Echad, shtayim, shalosh, arba…”
The foreign sounds of counting came from the deck of a dhow, a traditional Arab sailboat, cruising through a harbor filled with open sky, twinkling city lights, and water glistening with oil.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself on the third night of my seventeenth Passover drifting lazily around the Persian Gulf near Doha, Qatar. This, in addition to becoming the inadvertent Hebrew teacher to a duo of Qatari girls.

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Author: Colleen McIntee

Tags : Europe, France, FTF Scholarships, Museums & Culture, Students, Teens

Les Vendanges in St. Georges

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