This page is my plea
to anyone who cares to listen.
Here is my advice to you. TRAVEL.
Get out and see the world. It doesn’t matter what your major
is. It doesn’t matter what your interests are. Until you
see the world you cannot appreciate what you have and you cannot truly
understand your own country or who you are. Did you know that
only 25% of United States citizens hold passports? CHANGE
THAT. If international travel is not available to you now, travel
the United States. Travel your state. Meet new
people. Experience new things. Try new food.
Experience all of the world’s religions. Talk to people, even if
it is just someone at a bar or someone in a class that you’ve never
spoken to before. I promise that you will be surprised at how
much you will learn. Once you start experiencing new things you
will discover things about yourself that you never thought you would be
There are many different ways that you can see
the world. Semester at Sea is a fantastic option, but it is not
the only one. Any study abroad program, even if it a short one,
can give you a wonderful glimpse of the world. Save the money,
take out loans, take a semester off and go somewhere, anywhere as long
as it’s new. Talk with advisors at your school – there is some
program that you can apply to your major.
The last thing I can say is good luck. I hope this site and the
work I have done was helpful or insightful or even interesting.
I’ll finish by saying it again – TRAVEL – it will open your eyes.