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    A Trip of a Lifetime

    Hello APC, my name is Camy Pierre-Louis and I am a sophmore at Rice University. In 2016 I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program in China through a language immersion organization called NSLI-Y. Looking back I learned so much from my NSLI-Y summer, here are some of my takeaways: My NSLIY experience can only be described as surprising and life changing. I did not plan to apply to NSLIY nor did I know it existed until a friend showed it to me in the middle of the library. Excitedly, she told me that there was this program that let people who studied different languages…

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    A Love Note to Thailand

    During the summer of 2017, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend two weeks in Udon Thani, Thailand, participating in service projects through a travel company called Rustic Pathways. My travel buddy, Kaia Baker, and I would agree that those two weeks changed our lives forever. Before the trip, my family and all my relatives threw me a going away breakfast in DC. I remember how hesitant my grandmother was to let me go; the 8,556 miles from Thailand to where I lived in New Jersey, stretched out like a lifetime between us. But, before long, I was on a flight headed towards the adventure of a lifetime. Now, looking back more…

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    A Trip to China

    Taylor Madison is a freshman at Rutgers University. She is the founder of the successful blog talkthatcurl, which is a place for curly hair, wellness, cooking, travel, and a little bit of blacktivisim! (I’m a supporter and active reader, so be sure to check it out!) This year Taylor took a life-changing trip to China. Let’s see what this meant to her! This past summer, I had the opportunity to study abroad and travel across the world to China. I studied and lived in China for almost four weeks. I went to Xi’an, Shanghai, and Beijing. Traveling to China was a dream come true—I’ve been wanting to travel to China ever since…