I congratulate you for
reading this. If you have made it
this far through my website about my discoveries regarding migrations
and culture than you probably possess and interest in the topic. Let me
start by saying, it is truly a fascinating subject. In the study of
migration, we find it relates to every single one of us as living
beings on earth. We all have ancestors that have settled in our
countries we call home for a reason. Where did they come from? And why
did they come here? If you don’t already know, I encourage you to
question your ancestors about your family blood line and what it would
look like on a map.
Over the past one hundred days I have had the opportunity to hear
stories from people all over the world about where they come, how they
got there, and where they want to go. Why did Salil move from Mumbai,
India to Barcelona, Spain? How old was Janni when she moved from Brazil
back to Japan? If you are from a land of less opportunity, how far will
you go in order to reach the place you want to call home? We are
extremely fortunate to be from a land of great opportunity, and if
there is one thing I have learned on this voyage it is that the world
is full of people hungry to build, help, and learn.
Semester at Sea is an incredible journey that has gifted me the
opportunity to meet some of these people. No matter what industry you
may want to succeed in, increased global awareness will help you build
your moral person, and desire to help others.