Category: Trip 2013


Day 15- To Be Grateful

Some may believe that change cannot happen in two weeks and that views are not altered by glimpses into the harsh realities of others. As the end of the QU 301 South Africa experience comes to a close I offer challenge…

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Day 15 – Taking Time to Look Back and Reflect

As I look back on this trip of a lifetime, I am thankful for the new friendships and unforgettable memories I made. I never thought I would get out as much as I did from this trip. Learning about South…

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Day 15- Unforgettable Memories

After two weeks of endless traveling around South Africa, you would think I would have countless stories to tell that could last forever. While this might be true in the near future, at this point in time I am actually…

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Day 15- As One Chapter Ends, Another One Begins

It has been 16 days since the 14 of us first left for Johannesburg, anxious and waiting to see what we we had been preparing for months for. Personally I had no clue what to expect. In someways I think…

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Day 14- A Life Changing Experience

It’s pretty common for a person to come home from a long vacation and say that it changed their life.  I know that when I went on family vacations when I was little, I wouldn’t be able to think about…

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Day 14 — The End.

In reflecting back on this experience I feel it is only appropriate to start from the beginning as this adventure has truly come full circle. When I initially signed up for the class, I expected to get very little out of it culturally….

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Day 14: An Unforgettable Journey

I never imagined myself loving a place so much as I love being in South Africa. These past two weeks have been such a life changing, wonderful experience. We have done so much and met so many people in the…

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Day 14- The last reflection

This is the last update that I will be writing on our QU301 South Africa blog. I remember our first class when we met up like it was yesterday. even though it was so long ago – and so much has happened….

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Day 13- Coming Close to an End

Today was our last day of academic activities. Tomorrow is our last full day in South Africa. We took a tour all the way down to Cape Point, which is part of the Cape Peninsula National Park. It was great…

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Day 13- Lessons Learned

There are certain things in life that make you happy and excited. Those things for me have always been spending time with the family and hanging out with friends, but after this trip I learned that I also have a…

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