Semester at Sea Fall 2006 Voyage
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Life Herstory with Kayla Parks
by Lara Callaway
sitting in the plushy
bar across from Kayla Parks, who has graciously put her studying on
spend a few minutes talking with me. She is amiable and chatty, keen to
my questions and easy to talk to. I learned that she is from
Kayla learned about Semester at Sea from posters around her home university and was immediately intrigued by the idea. Of course her school offers study abroad programs in several countries worldwide, but none as extensive as the University for Shipboard Education’s unique opportunity to explore ten in one semester. Thinking of her future goals in social work, Kayla thought that her experiences with world cultures and understandings of different people would be weaker if she just specialized in one region, focusing on one country as a regular study abroad programs are designed. She attests that she has always been an avid philanthropist and would like to “get to know” as many people, customs, and ways of life as possible. Having lived in Spencer her whole life, Kayla has never previously been out of the country and says that even in her limited travels, she has barely lift the Midwest.
discovering Semester at Sea from the poster advertisements, the
sail was entirely her own. Kayla has never personally known anyone who
the journey before. She proposed the idea to her parents who were
and she applied for a few loans that would enable her to fund her trip.
been preparing to sail for months now, and, like the rest of us, can’t
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