Netherlands: LGBTQ+ Rights & AdvocacyProgram Stories
July 18, 2017

Exploring Amsterdam

Greetings from the Netherlands! Week 2 of the program brought us the opportunity to explore a variety of topics and new locations throughout Amsterdam and beyond the city. We used our feet to explore the Red Light District and several museums, and took the train for the first time to…
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Japan: Language & CultureProgram Stories
July 17, 2017

Japan Language Classes

“This past week in Sapporo has been a wonderful experience. We got to take language classes that were at each of our levels, I had a major boost in my language skills and it renewed my passion for learning Japanese. In the evenings we got to meet with our language…
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China: Chinese Language & CultureProgram Stories
July 17, 2017

To the Grasslands!

At 9:00 am, we departed the city of Baotou for the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. When arriving there, we all felt very excited to experience the Mongolian culture by staying in yurts, eating traditional Mongolian food, and living day to day life as the Inner Mongolian people do. During the…
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Program Stories
July 12, 2017

Homestay in Nicaragua

“Our home stay in Lagartillo was a completely different experience, nothing I’d ever been exposed to. The community was much smaller than what I’m used to. The Lagartillo lifestyle has the foundation of a deep connection to nature, as well as one of simplicity. Although the differences between my old…
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Japan: Language & CultureProgram Stories
July 11, 2017

Japanimation Greetings

“It’s been about fifteen days since we departed from LAX and I have the same excitement as day one. Recently we’ve been taking anime class and I’ve learned some pretty incredible knowledge on creating anime. We learned how manga was drawn and finalized, how anime is animated, and how to…
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France: Cultural DisoveryProgram Stories
July 10, 2017

Greetings from France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence!

11am, Arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport. After retrieving our bags from the carrousel, the art/photo and culinary groups meet up with Fatima, a French university student and intern from Centre Educatif International (CEI), our in-country partner for all French programs. We boarded a coach bus and departed in the direction…
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France: Cultural DisoveryProgram Stories
July 10, 2017

Bonjour from France: Regional Cultures

Bonjour à tous! Our first week in France has come and gone. Every single day was filled with super fun adventures! On June 29, we arrived in Paris and were welcomed with the warm Parisian sun (that we would never see again). Our first adventure started right then and there;…
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