Why students travel

  •   Growing up in Charleston South Carolina, I have always felt a strong sense of community. One would think that this is because it is my hometown, but I have grown to learn that it is our lively culture that binds us together.  While Charleston may be smaller in size, it makes up for it with...

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  • A question I am often asked is what  would I like to do with my life. The answer is not so simple, it is impossible for just one thing to sum up all my aspirations. I want to see the world, speak multiple languages, meet amazing people, and most of all help others. This all began with my...

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  • It’s crazy to think that because we spend hours planning something, it’ll turn out perfect. Most of the time, it isn’t how we originally envisioned it. Two years ago, I took a vacation that didn’t turn out as planned; however, I believe everything happens for a reason.            We spent months...

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  • Are you tired of resorts and pampering on your vacations? Tired of the endless money spent on useless luxuries? Are you looking for a mediocre getaway? Come visit Killeen, Texas! We are close enough to most other cities that it’s not far from fun, but far enough away that you most likely won't...

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  • Machu Picchu, llamas, and the Spanish language are things that come to mind when thinking of Peru. These ideas are important aspects of Peruvian culture, however, the country is more diverse and cultural than just these themes. In July of 2015, I had the privilege of visiting this “up and coming”...

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  • In the summer of 2005, I finally came back to Russia for the first time since I immigrated. It had been eight years. My family had changed, my city had changed; I had changed. Instinctively, I understand that I cannot possibly live there again. Despite this, there is something profound about...

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  • Because I am considering a career in marine biology, my mother recently sent me to a youth camp known as Sea Camp San Diego.  This week-long camp is designed to help students learn more about the ocean and the marine animals that reside in Southern California.  This summer camp turned out to be...

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  • I wish I could say that I have had experiences where thinking outside the box has allowed me to rescue someone or to create an extraordinary invention. To start with, my “box” is not the traditional sort of “box” that everyone seems to have. Some people are just gifted with the circumstances that...

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  • As the world renowned philosopher Mick Jagger once said, “You can’t always get what you want… but if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need.” While you may be questioning my judgment right about now, let me reassure you from my experience that Jagger makes a very valid...

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