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Who Are You?

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By monk | Views [25] | Scholarship Entry

You have to live not only exist, you have to have definition of who you are, are you going to be a name that history will remember? Are you going to be the poet of the ages? Or the leader of the new move that will establish new definitions for the world? ... Read more >

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Poor Poi Boy

Sun, 11 May 2014 | By jessicaf_x | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

Pyromaniacs. Fire dancers. Drug dealers. Burmese immigrants. They were outcasts. Mere shirtless entertainers hired to lure drunken tourists to the venues that welcomed them in exchange for attracting business. Of course, I had seen them before, heck I ... Read more >

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Finding Home in a Convenience Store

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By lostandfound | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

I woke up in my tight, little room to another beautifully gloomy English morning. By now I had my usual morning routine set… I’d get up, head down the creaky, narrow staircase for breakfast, then head out and see what the rest of the day had in store ... Read more >

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The end of the world–or at least of Britain

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By crossingthewaters | Views [32] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

We got there. After hundreds of kilometers on a single-track road, traversing the steep, taiga-like moorlands of the Scottish Highlands, we got to Durness, a village made up of farms scattered across the land and deep, sandy beaches. Our host at the B&B ... Read more >

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Where the Sun Never Sets

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By eunicek | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

My stomach tightened like a prisoners’ before his hanging. My palms were sweaty as I gripped the handles of my seat-in-the-upright-position as the plane descended. I was alone, besides the unwelcome company of nausea and anxiety. What if I get robbed? ... Read more >

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Hogmanay

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By wanderlustprodigy | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

As all children, I was once asked: what would you like to become when you are older? Being me, I answered with a sparkle in my eyes: A fairy! But one’s dreams must be put to the test so you know they are the ones who fit the most to your passions. Expecto ... Read more >

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Little Gem

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By leksie | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

In my soft dress, on the harsh ground, under tree in bloom and the cloudless sky, I sat. Eternities were spent on staring at the restless moving leaves as the wind gently swayed them around. I was trained to be entertained by nothing. I thought scrutinizing ... Read more >

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Sometimes you gotta go over the pond.

Sat, 10 May 2014 | By angfreely | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

September 15, 2013 I realized like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, I was no longer in Kansas. The last three months of my life I've went from a grad student daydreaming about my future to saying my final goodbyes to my parents and love ones to embark on ... Read more >

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From Sea to Skye

Fri, 9 May 2014 | By ktemp | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

After an early awakening, a lengthy train journey through the Scottish Highlands and a ferry ride, I arrived in Skye. The Isle of Skye was untainted in its' natural splendor. Waves lapping the shore, homes only dotting the landscape, not detracting ... Read more >

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The Saddest Part

Fri, 9 May 2014 | By thegirlwhochasedthemoon | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

The two worst things about backpacking? Leaving, and coming home. I remember leaving quite vividly. It was the first time I had flown in almost two years and was freaking out over it. Back in 2010, I was somewhat a nervous flyer. It was also the first ... Read more >

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Spontaneous

Fri, 9 May 2014 | By michiyu | Views [14] | Scholarship Entry

I have a travel plan when I came to England for exchange student. But Spain wasn't exactly on the the top list. I'm working as a commis chef in the hotel, we only get to see our next week rota three days or even less before next week begins, it can be ... Read more >

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The first time I slept on a laundry room floor

Fri, 9 May 2014 | By helenonholiday | Views [28] | Scholarship Entry

It was my first time away from home. My first holiday further than Europe and my first night on a laundry room floor to escape the evil - yes evil! - mosquitos of a Louisiana swamp. It was the summer of '69...sorry, 2011...and I was experiencing my ... Read more >

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Of Blue-Footed Boobies and Misbegotten Tours

Fri, 9 May 2014 | By pd_weddington | Views [17] | Scholarship Entry

I never take a guided tour but I made an exception for a birding trip on a Scottish island. At 4 a.m. twelve of us crammed into a van made for six and set out in the fog, having been promised views of eagles, puffins and the elusive blue-footed booby.... Read more >

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Lake District Dream Come True

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By raconteur | Views [32] | Scholarship Entry

My dream had come true but I was unable to feel it. It lingered on my skin but didn't have a sensation. It was surreal, unbelievable and kaleidoscopic. The enormousness of my reality played in front of me but hadn't quite absorbed me until that moment ... Read more >

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Keep calm and take a broom stick!

Thu, 8 May 2014 | By journeurope2014 | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

My last academic year lead me to the north east of the United Kingdom, the city of Durham to be exact. It might be a smaller city of around 40000 inhabitants, yet not less known. As many British places, Durham accommodates a cathedral, a castle, and a ... Read more >

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