This article was written by Connor Edward Mc Grane upon his return from Greece and Italy this spring.
He writes about how his trip abroad changed his perspective and helped him gain a global perspective.
A country where even our poor people can afford their own apartments, unlike the Romans, where the average person can only afford to rent a room in an apartment.
I loved the look on people’s faces after I told them I was American. ” Afterward, I heard her say to her daughter, “He’s from the United States!!
Last week I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Greece and Italy.
While traveling through these two beautiful countries, I learned many things.Even exploring the different boroughs in New York City will open your eyes to different cultures.As Ibn Battuta once said, “Traveling—It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” Do you or one of your students have a story you’d like to contribute to the ACIS blog?Anti-evil spirit jewelry and decorations were sold throughout Greece.In the United States, we aren’t that superstitious, so it was amazing to see this. In the United States, we seem to think we are accustomed to all different types of food since it’s very easy to find a Mexican, Italian, Chinese, or Greek restaurant.The mountains and valleys looked like they went on forever. If there is one thing I will never forget from this trip, it’s something the tour guide said to us.On our last day in Rome when saying goodbye to us, she began to talk about how important traveling is and how she hopes this trip has given us an urge to want to explore the world more.How fortunate I am to live in an economic system that rewards hard work and innovation and encourages people to succeed.A country which believes in individual rights and fights to defend them.You realize that if someone does things differently than you, it’s ok.Maybe that kid acts differently than you, talks differently than you.