Stories from the Field
Interview with Student Alum Nina M.
November 9, 2016
Describe your most memorable experience from your trip.
Part of our time in India was spent in Ladakh at The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL). On one of the first days there, we paired up with students from SECMOL and we went on a scavenger hunt in Leh. Spending time with each other off campus made the interaction more candid. And I think what made this experience so memorable is that we were able to explore the town not only with local students, but through their eyes.
Alyssa’s Adventures, Q&A from Three Expeditions!
April 27, 2016
What made you choose these four Student Expeditions trips?
I first chose Ecuador because it seemed like something that was most familiar. I’m Mexican-American, so the fact that I could understand and speak the native language of the country made me feel more comfortable and close to home. Also, the opportunity to visit the Galapagos and get an up-close experience with the amazing nature there through learning about animal conservation really excited me.
Michelle’s College Essay, India Expedition
February 9, 2015
The flash of red closes in on me. I dart a pole, and slide around on the rugs covering the earthen ground. As I begin growing farther and farther from the energetic girl reaching to tag me, I fall to the ground. Laughter breaks out. I hear whispers in a foreign language and I smile as I jump up. My turn to chase. This time, I must catch the boy in the blue shirt and grey scarf. He jolts as I lay my eyes on him and sprints around the hall. I move my feet faster and faster in an attempt to take a well-deserved break from running. My hands are only inches away, yet he manages to contort his body so my eager swipe misses him entirely. We dance around a pole. I am always just a little too far for a successful tag. He runs to the left, and I follow. In a final push I leap forward, touching him with only my fingertips. Smiles surround me, and I realize the immensity of such a seemingly small game.
Adventures in Agra and Rajasthan
August 14, 2014
After our magical week in the Himalaya, the group wondered if Agra and Rajasthan would live up to the stories we had heard of its rich, varied and colorful culture. Although expectations were high, the serenely beautiful Taj Mahal did not disappoint.