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  • guatemala

    Photographs are taken to remind us of unforgettable moments and experiences in our lives. Most of us can look at a photograph and remember how the photograph is significant to us. The photograph of my sister and me in Guatemala signifies so much in my life. This picture reminds me of when I first...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Manila Skyscrapers_0

                  Travelling is a remarkable experience. It has made a lasting impact on my life and has given me a new outlook on both the world and myself.          Today, I would tell you that I take pride in my American as well as my Filipino heritage. But this did not always hold true; in...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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     “Sorry, Chris, we can’t possibly help all of the Katrina victims in the Bayou LaBatre community. Continue with your assigned tasks.”               In disbelief, I walked away wondering if there was anything I could do.  After all, weren’t we here in Alabama to rebuild homes that were demolished...

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    Last year, I went to India for my cousin's wedding. However, within a week of arrival, my grandfather suffered a massive stroke and was placed in a city hospital. When we went to visit him, I remember reading a sign written large golden letters across the wall that said 'health is the greatest...

    Tags: Asia
  • CIMG2209

    We were just a few tourists heading into the heart of Xianggelila in China, hoping to catch a glimpse of mao niu, or hairy cow (yak). The many rice paddies and crumbling stone houses blended into the background as our bus continued its way through the mountains. After an hour or two, the...

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    Language is thought to be a barrier that separates people of different countries. There are examples of languages becoming trendy based on world events. Interest in Arabic spiked after the 9/11 attacks and with China’s growth; interest in Mandarin is increasing exponentially. Language is not the...

  • IMG_4023

    While planning our family's summer trip, my mom and I decided that it would be fun to do something new and exciting.  Instead of doing our standard "fly to San Diego and drive to Oceanside to see our family" trip, we came up with the idea of driving from San Francisco to Oceanside.  The catalyst...

  • FRANCE! 2 180

    On April 10, 2012 I set out on a trip to France with the French class. It was crazy, fun, stimulating, and an action-packed ten days. For the first five days our group was separated and we began our family stay. My French family consisted of three children, Laëtitia (17), Natacha (15), and Cyril...

  • Australia_025

    In the fall of 2006, I was blessed to participate in the People to People student ambassador program. This program was established by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower who believed in international peace. To participate, one must first be nominated by either an alumni of the program or a...

    Tags: Pacific
  • MMT07__28_

    Our school vans cross the international border and transition from San Diego, California to our destination of Tecáte, Mexico. As I look around at the surroundings of our van, I have to prepare myself for something that’s not pretty: trash litters every alley, roadside, and field; children in...

    Tags: Caribbean

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