Personal Narrative: The Collegiate Summer Away Program

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The world is a beautiful place, yet it is hard to believe when one has not seen and experienced it for themselves. Having to be cooped up in one tiny corner of the world does little for one’s creativity and imagination. Which was why this past summer, I got to taste another part of the world and meet so many different people that opened my mind to so many things. I knew different places held different cultures, traditions, beliefs, languages. I knew that there were many different countries, but I never realized the size of the diversity until a few months ago. Like most people, I took interest with traveling. Many of the goals in my bucket list are to visit places and learn first-hand whatever and however much I can. Although my goal was ambitious, I never took an initiative, until I was given the opportunity to go to a summer program on a grant given by the Collegiate Summer Away Program. The offer was that any student was able to earn up to $3,000 to use for any program that they wanted to go to depending on their letter of intent as well as a video regarding the things on that letter. I was able to…show more content…
The MUN Best Delegate program helped me in so many ways that I’m not even sure how to articulate. Since I was a kid, I was always the shy kid in the back that would rather learn and listen than participate and discuss. I’ve always known that conversing with others is key to learning from people, but I never knew how to strike up a conversation and keep it going, until I actually tried it at Georgetown. There, I met so many people that changed me and I am very grateful for all of them. Each and everyone of them were so different and they each inspired me to do more things for myself and my community as well as to be a better me, Some of them had gone to countries like India and Sweden and they shared such amazing experiences with the people they were with, which only made me want to go out and have some experiences for
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