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Author: A. Sherman

Tags : Anaheim, Beach, California, Disney Vacation, FTF Scholarships, Los Angeles, North America, Students, Teens, USA

Cali for Real na

(California)

All I could see were hundreds of white windmills spinning in the breeze across the mountains, and I knew we weren't in Arizona anymore. Living in Phoenix, a mere five hour drive to California, my family set off on our first Californian vacation. My sister, Olivia, put her face up against the glass, her smile evident. We were in the Sunshine State, finally!

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Author: Nithin Das

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

We Sang of the Monsoon

As I pushed back in discomfort, to stretch my legs, I could feel the grinding of the metal on the granite floor. It was last period, history, the sun was blazing, and the mercury was still climbing. The hard walls and the glass windows only seemed to be amplifying the heat. My pistachio blue uniform shirt had to be buttoned up all the way, with a choking tie, and a navy blue pair of pants that was itchy, ill fitting, and tight in all the wrong places. There were about forty eight students in that class.

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Author: Madeleine Monaghan

Tags : Beach, Caribbean, FTF Scholarships, Students, Teens, Watersports

Turks & Caicos 2012

Greetings from Turks & Caicos!

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Author: ejudson723

Tags : Asia, FTF Scholarships, Japan, Museums & Culture, Students, Teens

Kirei

I tell my high school students that when I first came to Japan, I felt like a fish.

Why would Emily Sensei feel like a fish? I ask.

Because you are wearing a red shirt!

Nope, guess again. 

Because you like to swim.

I do, but no, that’s not the right answer. 

Because you are delicious!

What?! Um, no.

I usually follow up by showing a picture of a fish in a bowl and ask these questions:

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Author: Alex Walz

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

La Vita Bella

This piece is dedicated to the late Maria (pictured), the heart and soul of Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Author: Sarah Pease

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

My Trip to Haiti

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Author: travismms

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

Water[melon] for Elephants

The rough, wrinkly trunk wraps itself around the hunk of squash I hold in my outstretched hand...then promptly tosses it away, reaching out again expectantly for another snack. 

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Author: med12

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

No Shoes, Just Service

Red dirt. Hot, sticky air. Children laughing. Chai brewing. Tumaini Orphanage is alive with the happiness of their 52 orphaned children and the volunteers were just as excited to be part of this unique opportunity. Tumaini provides a permanent house and family for children orphaned in Nairobi, Kenya. Eunice Kariuki has built up the orphanage from its organizational base in Denver, CO. My family and I visited for the first time to see the children who we had only seen pictures of.

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Author: Michaele Lemons

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

Volunteering in South Africa

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Author: Marah Evans

Tags : City Break, Europe, FTF Scholarships, Italy, Students, Teens

A Memory That Will Take Me Back

More than seven hundred years have passed since Marco Polo roamed the narrow allies of this famous city. As I sit on the small, second floor, restaurant balcony of my hotel and look over the beautiful Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, I understand the reason Venice gave birth to an explorer. The maze of canals, bridges, and secret pathways must have been an incredible training ground for exploration.

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