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    Lecciones De España This June, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with two of my high school’s teachers and a group of twenty other people.  We travelled all over that amazing country. We started in Madrid and made our way to Toledo, then to Granada and from there to the Costa del Sol.  We...

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                In the summer of 2010, my dad had signed me up for a Root searching trip to China. He said that this was for me to “learn about my origins and ancestors.” To tell you the truth, I found this pretty ridiculous at first: I’m an American, so my ‘roots’ so to speak, are in the United...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Punzabo

        Many people say life is about opportunities. I believe however, that it is what you get out of those opportunities that matters the most. This summer I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston. By taking advantage of this nomination,...

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        When I decided to host an exchange student last April, little did I know I would become one myself. The student in question was a 17 year old girl from Boeblingen, Germany named Anja who would be staying with me and my family for two weeks. The experience was utter chaos as the exchange group...

    Tags: Europe
  • With the New Gang!

    I always thought playing it safe was the right way to live. Being a dutiful daughter, adhering to my strict mother’s rules was very important to me, and that was how I structured my life. As a shy person I usually kept to myself at school where I worked in the corner and rested at home. The mere...

    Tags: Europe, France
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    The crunch of kaleidoscope-colored leaves under your feet as you hike through the fall foliage of Black Rock forest on your quest to find the reservoir that supplies Cornwall, a petite New York town, with water is just one of the many experiences that this area has to offer. Nestled in the...

    Tags: New York, USA
  • Fatima

    The summer of 2006, just one year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and destroyed everything I owned, my family decided to go to Europe, where we could visit our family members in Portugal and Germany and bring happiness and adventure back into our lives. I was thirteen...

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    I emigrated from India at thirteen, for the same reasons the thirty three million immigrants come to America: opportunity, freedom and success. Traveling to America was very exciting– but I never realized the culture shock that awaited me until I experienced it. The movies and the media’s portrayal...

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         The drive to Tennessee from my home in Texas was a scenic one as we travelled through the piney woods.  It was a late summer trip and a final getaway for my family before my sophomore year in high school began.        By the time we drove into Nashville we were hungry so we decided to park...

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    Going back in time requires no supernatural powers, no new-fangled machines with walls of blinking buttons and levers—walking into an era long-gone can be achieved as easily as walking through a wooden doorframe with the right mindset. Two years ago I underwent a transformation experience when...

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