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As the plane grazed the ground, I began to wonder what exactly had lead me to be sitting here. I had no intentions of leaving my home in the United States to explore the Emerald Isle. I thought of my English teacher's announcement, only ten days before her trip about how a spot had opened up for...Tags:
I viewed the ruins of the Forum in Rome with awe. It was breathtaking, everything I'd imagined it to be. It was a step back into history that I had taken, one I thought I'd never get the chance to take. After taking Latin for three years I finally had the fantastic opportunity to apply it to real...Tags:
Most people will advertise their community based on what it has to offer – attractions, restaurants, or cultural events. Yes, Paris is known for its Eifel tour, and Venice is known for its canals. However, I will advertise Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York solely for the people that make up its...Tags:
I visited New York City with my small town choir to attend a national choir festival there. We planned to stake out as many of the city's famous and renowned sites as we could in the short amount of time we had to spend there. The trip was planned by my choir director and was scheduled in order to...Tags:
Growing up my childhood was characterized by tales of my parents’ homeland of Lebanon. My bedtime stories when I was younger consisted of vivid accounts of the sparkling blue water one saw while walking across the “Mina” (Arabic for boardwalk), and the history that filled the air above the...Tags:
Every time I hear the words “Road Trip” from my family, I get quite a mix of emotions. I feel adventurous because we’ll experience something different. I feel exhausted because I’ll expect a long trip ahead for us. And I feel excited because we’re going somewhere out of Texas. So when our car...Tags:
Last summer I was fresh out of my sophomore year. I wanted to see the world, and the first opportunity to do so arose through my high school. It was my first time traveling without my family, a week in Normandy, a weeklong family stay in Orleans rounded off by a serene week long dream stay in...Tags:
It’s Tuesday morning of my week off from school for Spring break. I look out the window and feel the morning breeze flow through my hair the smell of the local bakeries preparing for the upcoming work day. That’s when it hit me, “I’m in Paris” the city I’ve seen in movies and...Tags:
I could start this essay the ol' fashioned way. You know "the days were hot, the nights were cold," yada, yada, yada. The days were hot and the nights were hot but not as hot. What would you expect? It's India, my friend. IT'S ALWAYS HOT. But you don't want to know about the temperature, you want...Tags:
Though I have had the honor of participating in a multitude of programs throughout my high school career, there is no doubt in my mind that none will ever be able to compare with studying abroad in Ankara, Turkey on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship from the U.S....Tags: