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The Fest!

The Fest was a celebration of the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of Rinsdorf’s YMCA. The weekend before the giant tent, or small tent according to the tent man, was set up. 380 more words

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Five reasons travel is amazing

So last week I wrote a post about how travel can be really difficult. But, as we all (should have) learned in kindergarten, just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing. 1,141 more words


A Visit to the Baltic Sea pt. 1

My second host family (I will live with them beginning in December) took Mauro and I to the Baltic Sea the other day. I had no idea how much I love being by the sea, but, I do. 63 more words

Rotary Youth Exchange

"American in Amman" - by Charlotte Sheridan

After a 7-hour flight to London, a 13-hour mini-visit to see my grandparents, a scramble between Heathrow terminals, and a 5-hour flight to Jordan, I finally reached Amman. 663 more words


My Week in Retrospect

I officially finished my first full week of classes!  Hard to get used to waking up at 6:15 again.  I haven’t had to do that since high school, and I have obviously lost my touch of waking up on the first alarm.   1,578 more words

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“I am friend this family. Friend, you.”

I have been smiling from ear to ear like an idiot all afternoon, and yet have also wanted to cry more than anything, and I don’t know how I feel about it. 1,630 more words

What I learned in PST (and other cultural notes)

“Good teachers know that discomfort and pain are often signs that truth is struggling to be born among us” -Parker J. Palmer

Eleven weeks ago, I stepped off an airplane in a place that I knew very little about.

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