Program Stories
July 25, 2017

Our Adventures Start in Ireland

“Aside from seeing so many beautifully shocking sights in the towns and cities of Ireland so far, my most memorable life experience so far would be The Foróige Youth Workshops. Youth empowerment is not strongly addressed in America and to see that it is strongly brought to awareness, promoted, and…
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Japan: Language & CultureProgram Stories
July 24, 2017

2017 Japanimation Homestay

“Before coming to Japan, I knew very little about my host family. We gained some more information about them as the homestay portion of our program neared. After living with my host family, I believe the program picks the right host families for each Experimenter. A lot of the families…
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France: Cultural DisoveryProgram Stories
July 24, 2017

Studying in Bocuse, A dream come True!

Tell any French person that you are going to study at Paul Bocuse Culinary Institute, and automatically they say: “Wow, tu a de la chance.” (You are so lucky) For one week, our group of 15 experimenters were had the enormous opportunity of studying in one of the most reputable…
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Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & SustainabilityProgram Stories
July 24, 2017

Homestays & Community Service in Costa Rica

In week three, we finally completed our community service project at the playground in La Palma! With the help of many community members, we were able to completely clean and remove the rust from the fence and paint it with anti-corrosive paint, replace all the rotting parts in the playground…
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July 24, 2017

2017 China Homestays

“When I entered my new home I was surprised by how modern it was. It was very quiet, a strong contrast of the outside world. It felt very similar to my own home in America. My family was very loving and caring, and constantly showered me with attention. My mom…
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Germany: International Relations & the E.U.Program Stories
July 24, 2017

The Story of Berlin & Schloss Sanssouci

The Story of Berlin & Schloss Sanssouci by Spencer  The Story of Berlin was a wonderful museum explaining the history and evolution of the capital of Germany. Starting in the late 12th century, Berlin started out as a small settlement and gradually became a fully fledged city. It then became…
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Ecuador: The Galapagos Islands & the AndesProgram Stories
July 21, 2017

The Middle of the World

Lush, green mountains. The metallic sound of bird calls. The rush and gurgle of water flowing down the river. Our senses were overloaded with the beautiful nature surrounding us during our stay in Mindo. The cloud forest boasts myriad species of animals, crashing waterfalls and sprawling greenery. Our group stayed…
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Program StoriesVietnam: Ecology & Conservation
July 21, 2017

An International Language in Vietnam

“When I first arrived in Vietnam I knew nothing of the language. Sure, I could say hello, goodbye, and thank you, but I could not truly understand them. However, I started to notice something. Everywhere we traveled, from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to the rural villages…
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