Trip of a lifetime

Empowering students through summer travel experiences

This trip has taught me so much. I was able to go mountain biking for the first time - Emani McDowell, Summer 2012 Alumnus

Emani McDowell’s summer 2012 Trip of a Lifetime experience is a perfect example of how a young mind can blossom in just three weeks. She says, “This trip has taught me so much. I have seen the best of Seattle, WA; Whistler and Vancouver, Canada; Portland, OR; Lake Tahoe and one of my new favorites, San Francisco, CA. In Seattle we visited the Space Needle, EMP (a rock music museum) and I learned my new favorite sport – Whirly Ball. In Whistler, Canada I was really excited about trying skiing for the first time but because of all the ice there was a No Beginners Policy in the summer. A bit disappointing, but it turned out ok because I was able to go mountain biking for the first time. Also, in Whistler at the Old Spaghetti Factory, I decided to try picking my food from the menu with my eyes closed. It started an inside joke among my peers and we laughed through the entire dinner. Almost every dinner we had after involved this menu ‘Enie Menie Minie Moe’ game for me, and different people in our group. I was able to try a bunch of new foods and surprisingly, most were great!”

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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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    "The trip has taught me to have confidence in myself and believe that anything can come true."
    "The trip has taught me to have confidence in myself and believe that anything can come true."

    Madelyn

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