I have always been skeptical of the old adage that travel is the best learning experience. However, after traveling to Japan for a two-week cultural immersion program, I have become a firm believer that travel is indeed the best learning experience.
Every day is different, but here’s a preview of a typical Wednesday for me. Warning: Wednesday’s tend to be pretty busy for me. Even though it’s a late start and a half day, it’s quite packed. Ready, set go!
Little did I know when Mr. (John) Hughes (Lawrenceville’s Director of Experiential Learning) was presenting all the offerings for the international program during School Meeting that I would be selected for the Keio School Scholarship Exchange Program.
It is three minutes before show time and my friend and I (part of the pit orchestra), dressed in black and underneath the stage, grin to each other and say, “You ready?” It was the opening night for the much anticipated School musical, “Cinderella.”
After being squished in the van piled with all my dorm room stuff during the four hour ride home, I enter my house and notice a distinct smell. I wonder if my home, the place where I grew up, the place that houses all my childhood memories, is still mine if its smell is foreign.
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