People to People Student Ambassador Trip | My Family Travels
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Over the past year in October 2008 I learned about and got introduced to the People to People Student Ambassador Program that was started by our forty- third President Dwight D. Eisenhower. This program gives students of all ages a chance to interact with other cultures around the world. I was gratefully accepted in to this program after my interview with the Delegate leaders. The Delegate leaders are the people that are also teachers here in New York that guide us through out the trip and before the trip. After a Preparation of six months I journeyed to Europe on July 17, 2009

This program lets students go all around the world depending on where you live and what place the leaders are taking those students according to the area. Luckily, I was able to go to Europe, a place where I have always wanted to go. This trip let me go visit and explore in to a new world in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Nederlands, France and England. This was a twenty day trip which let me live through the lives of a German family for three days.

I was able to live with a German family for three days and I had to do the same things as the teenager of the house. Even though it was the summer time, I had to go to school with the teen. However, at that time the People to People grouped together to go see a small castle. Surprisingly the school hours at this time was very short compared to America‘s school hours. In Germany, the school was only three-hour’s longs where in America its eight hours longs.

Some of the astonishing and most well known places in England that we got to explore was the London Eye, Scale the heights of the Eiffel Tower Henry the 8th’s Castle, cruise the Thames River and learn about London’s grand architecture; and so much more. This program really let me and my other 42 fellow Student Ambassadors experience a life-changing event in our lives at such a young age.

By being part of this program, we had fun, made new friends and experienced a new part of the world that not many students can experience at our age. Of course, this was not a simple task leaving our family and technically “our world” to experience a new life. Nevertheless, overall we did our part by getting the title of Student Ambassador.

This trip was not just to go over seas and have the time of your life but this was an educational trip. Luckily, you can go with People to People more than just once. When you do that, you are an Alumnus. There are advantages of being an Alumnus; but the best part I would say is that you get the responsibility of helping the first timers go through this trip. The Delegation leaders count on you to explain your past travel experiences. In a way, it is the Alumnus responsibility to explain to the others about the trip and comfort the others of this trip.

 

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