Trip of a lifetime

Empowering students through summer travel experiences

"I saw Koreans come together, spread across the temple, thousands of candles burned as people bowed down in reverence before Buddha’s image." - By Hediya Sizar, Intern

For me, traveling is more than just seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. I was exposed to a new practice of living when I lived and traveled to South Korea. My most favorite experience in Korea was walking through the Buddhist temple in Samsungdong during the Seokga Tansinil holiday. I saw Koreans come together; monks young and old spread across the temple; thousands of candles burned as people bowed down in reverence before Buddha’s image that had been placed in the center of their shrine. Their prayers expressed an aspiration to pull a force into their lives, a new energy, or purifying influence, and share it with all. As I witnessed a part of their spiritual journey, my heart was inspired towards compassion for others and a yearning to discover a spirit that infused me. This experience was transformative as I learned a new culture, making me rethink the way I lived. – Hediya Sizar

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    "I may be multiracial and I may be living in the ghetto but what I am going to do with my life is going to be historical."



    "I may be multiracial and I may be living in the ghetto but what I am going to do with my life is going to be historical."


    Alphonso

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    “This trip made me realize that there’s more to the world than the South Bronx.”
    “This trip made me realize that there’s more to the world than the South Bronx.”

    Selina

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    "I am really and forever will be thankful to Trip of a Lifetime for giving me such an exceptional experience this summer that will be forever remembered."

    "I am really and forever will be thankful to Trip of a Lifetime for giving me such an exceptional experience this summer that will be forever remembered."

    Jennifer

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