Chaírete and Ciao

Rachel Jordan Start Date: Jun 18, 2016 - End Date: Oct 15, 2016
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip

My Travel Story

by: Rachel Jordan Start Date: Jun 18, 2016 - End Date: Oct 15, 2016
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel the world. I love other people and want to know more about their cultures. I want to have a lasting impact on the world and feel like I should learn as much about it as I can.

In June of 2017 I have the opportunity to start living my dreams! I'm travelling with a group from my school to Italy and Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization. We're going to visit Vatican City, Rome, and Florence in Italy and Delphi and Athens in Greece. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me. It will help me become more of a global citizen, learning about different cultures and becoming more aware of how civilizations interact with each other.

This trip will also help me prepare for my transition into college. I have the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures in a hands-on environment (you can't get more hands-on than walking where historic people walked) but I also have the opportunity to earn college credit with this trip! Travelling overseas will help me develop independence and self-confidence. It's also a celebration of my graduation from High School!

I plan to take lots of pictures and look forward to the stories I get to tell for the rest of my life.