How will your Semester at Sea voyage create (or enhance) your personal global perspective?
Highlight your discussion by referencing at least one country on your itinerary and by explaining how your time there will further develop your awareness.
As someone that comes from a family who travels often, I have always been one for an adventure. I have an undying passion for traveling and learning about different places around the world. I have traveled around North America, and parts of Europe, but I would like to broaden my perspective of the world and travel and learn about more countries. One of my favorite things about traveling is that there is always something you can learn about a new place. Semester at Sea would be one of the best opportunities to do so. Living and learning around the world would give me a better understanding about it and what it holds, rather than in the typical college classroom learning through books and a screen. This voyage with Semester at Sea will enhance my global perspective by giving me the hands-on experience in other various countries that I would carry with me for the rest of my life.
During my time in this world, I want to experience as much of it as possible. By embarking on Semester at Sea, it will help push my world traveling journey. One country in particular that i am really interesting in traveling to is Japan. For years I have been watching videos of people who travel around the world and experience these different countries, people, and cultures. The one country I have seen them go to that striked my interest the most is Japan. The Japanese people, language, art, and food is something I have never really gotten to experience here.
For me, traveling doubles as a creative outlet as well as just a hobby. It brings out a whole new perspective to things, like how much other countries can differ from mine. Photojournalism and communication arts is something that I am interesting in getting into and with this study abroad program I believe I will get a start in moving forward with that. I like to document my travels using photos and videos so I can look back at them any time, and use them as encouragement to travel more. But getting the opportunity to travel to all of these countries would help expand my knowledge on different cultures that i do not get to experience at home.