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“Fourth” World Travels; Bringing Hope to Haiti

As I stepped off the plane, I could immediately feel the dryness in the air. Haiti had not experienced a decent rain in seven months before our travel there in April 2019. The airport was tiny, but we got our bags loaded onto the church bus and headed to Fort Liberte. The smell of burning trash was throughout all of Cap Haitien and did not fade until we exited the city. There were no traffic laws,...

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Get Lost

As a high school sophomore, I was confident I could take over the world. My goal was always to achieve fluency in Spanish, and traveling to a Spanish-speaking country would be the ultimate way to test myself. When I told my peers I was planning to study abroad over the summer, they threw lots of words around. Maturity. Confidence. Preparation. The word I never heard? Directions. The first time I...

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Humbling History Lesson-A Visit to Anne Frank’s House

Last summer I had the privilege of travelling to Germany and the Netherlands with my family to visit relatives for a few weeks. We had several fun filled days planned such as visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, perusing museums in Berlin, and shopping in Munich. On our last day in Amsterdam, we booked a tour of Anne Frank’s house. I expected it to be mildly interesting and educational,...

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Connected by Coloring

I felt ashamed for feeling uncomfortable when I was around those in poverty. It took courage to venture out of my familiar bubble of suburban Arvada, Colorado into the low-income areas of Houston, Texas. This was my first mission trip. Once we said our goodbyes, it was a long 15 hours in a cramped van with ten other sleep-deprived people. When we exited the air-conditioned van into the humidity...

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Student of the World

During the summer before my junior year of high school, I traveled to Spain with the world language department at my school. I did well in my Spanish class and could speak enough Spanish to order food, and ask where the bathroom is. When I signed up for the trip, I only expected to have fun being in a new environment. Of course, that happened, but I also learned new things that I will carry with me...

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Grand Canyon Rim2Rim: A Test of Fortitude

My eyes traced the trail ahead of me until it was reduced to the size of a thread as my dad and I approached the South Rim trailhead. We woke up early, ambitious and ready to embark on our hike. Both of us knew the challenge that lay ahead, but we were excited to take it on and we needed to take a break from our daily routines in order to immerse ourselves in nature, away from the influence of the...

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The Tales of a Commuter

I had come to Chicago from Atlanta for a summer internship for high school students at Loyola University. Yet, I had not once ventured out of the four walls of my dorm to experience the bustling city life. My professor was amazed at this and cooked up a plan. He invited me for breakfast and instead of dropping me at dorm he dropped me at CTA with a specific instruction: “Don’t be a nerd, Vishnu....

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Angel Island’s Mysteries

Angel Island was lush, green and beautiful. A typical vacation spot, obscured by forests which resembled the Amazon Jungle. The Golden Gate Bridge overlooked the tiny speck of paradise. However, it had a complicated history. Along with being a modern fairytale island, Angel Island was the immigration point for Asian immigrants. An “Ellis Island of the West.” But unlike Ellis Island, which allowed...

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As White as Snow

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Pure white sand, going on for miles and miles. As we drove down the winding road, my family and I admired the mounds of sand. We watched the sun’s rays reflect off the shining sand, amazed at how white the color was, just like snow. We were driving into White Sands National Monument, a beautiful gift of nature that had been formed over the course of millions of years....

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My Mom and I

This is a picture of my mother and I, standing atop the famed botanical garden in Eze, France. It was the summer after my sophomore year, and my mom and I were travelling through southwest Europe after leaving Skopje, Macedonia. My mom firmly believes in the value of travelling and learning from different cultures, and this is what brought us to the small rocky village of Eze that summer. You might...

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