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Photo by Celia Mitchell (2015/16 Semester Photo Contest Entry), Indonesia Semester.

Wilson’s Intro Thing

Hi! My name is Wilson. I’m 13 years old and go to Nueva just like everyone on the trip. I am excited to go to Thailand and learn more about the culture as well as making long-lasting memories and experiences. I have never been to Thailand, and am looking forward to the service there and overestimating my spice tolerance. I enjoy tennis, basketball, science, and video games.

“It shows us the sights and values and issues that we might ordinarily ignore; but it also, and more deeply, shows us all the parts of ourselves that might otherwise grow rusty.” (Pg 2)

I chose this quote because I really connect with the concept of multiple perspectives when it comes to travel. I appreciate how it explains that travel can help us look further into ourselves, just as much as the world around us. I also think the new experiences that come with travel gives us a reason to look at our privilege and values in a way that would usually pass over our heads.