This is for entrance to Semester at Sea in the Spring 2016 semester. I appreciate any help!
Submit an additional 300-500 word essay that responds to the following question:
Why do you wish to participate in Semester at Sea as a gap year student and how does it fit into your long-term academic plan?
Among the Very Few
Semester at Sea provides students the opportunity to travel the world and experience an array of new cultures and countries. Combining this travel with learning, students get a profound learning experience unlike any other. This experience is focused around Semester at Sea's core values of academic excellence, integrity, intercultural exchange and global understanding, and global service. These same values are also of the ones that guide my personal life and my academic and career aspirations. I would like to embark on this journey in order to gain a once in a lifetime learning experience and to personally enhance the Semester at Sea values in my life to bring me closer to my career dream.
Voyaging around the world on a ship with hundreds of other students would be a once in a lifetime experience for me. Never having left the country, my global horizons are narrow. However, I dream to have broad global knowledge and experience. I dream to submerse myself in to unfamiliar cultures. I dream to meet people of all kinds. I dream to see new parts of the world through my own two eyes. I dream to serve people in lands far away from my own. Call me a dreamer, but Semester at Sea can make these dreams a reality. These realities would then bring me closer to my career aspirations.
I plan to become a missionary pilot, serving people of different tribes, tongues, and nations across the globe. My academic plan to achieve this goal starts with completing my liberal arts on Maui where I currently reside in the fall 2015 semester and then boarding the World Odyssey in January for the spring 2016 semester. This journey will help me achieve a better understanding of global service and awareness and intercultural exchange. I believe that as I gain transformative awareness, I will grow academically, mentally, and spiritually. Most importantly, I believe I will learn what it means to be a global citizen and identify with being part of an emerging world community. All of this knowledge is needed and will contribute to my success as a missionary pilot. After debarkation, I will continue my academic plan by attending Multnomah University, which I have already gained admittance to, majoring in missionary aviation. In the long-term, I will graduate from Multnomah University, become a missionary pilot for a non-profit organization and use all of the knowledge and experience from Semester at Sea and the years after to guide my career. Semester at Sea is a vital part of my academic plan.
Very few people get to say that they had the opportunity to explore the world on a ship with hundreds of other college students, who end up becoming cherished friends. Very people get to say that their journey of lifetime aboard the ship contributed to and played a vital role in their academic plan. Very few people get to say that Semester at Sea changed their life. I want to be one of the very few.
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- Very few people get to say that their journey of a lifetime aboard the ship contributed
There you have it Michael, I made some corrections, I also made a few years at sea and yes it is indeed very rewarding. Good luck.