Spring Break Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Murphy Lynch – 3/18/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 24, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Murphy Lynch – 3/18/17 This week has been life changing and I will never forget the memories I have made here. On Monday, I arrived at the Haitian airport after a long day, only knowing the other freshman at my school. The drive on the…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day 7 – Blog Post by Peter Corniea – 3/19/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 22, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day 7 – Blog Post by Peter Corniea – 3/19/17 This week has been an amazing week that I believe has benefited me greatly and changed how I perceive things in my life. I always knew that there were countries that were in poverty around the world like Haiti but I…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Charlie Nguyen – 3/18/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 22, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day 6 – Blog Post by Charlie Nguyen – 3/18/17 This past week was a grand experience. This trip was probably the most eye-opening, tear-jerking and heartwarming trip I have ever been on. Once I was informed about this trip, I was ecstatic and I could not wait. I was nervous…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Five Blog Post by Jennifer Ridgeway – 3/17/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 19, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day Five Blog Post by Jennifer Ridgeway – 3/17/17 I am honored and again inspired to participate in another Haitian Initiative Impact Trip and so appreciative of the US State Department for offering these cultural exchange opportunities across the world.  I celebrate this program as it recognizes the importance and value…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Four Blog Posts – 3/16/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 19, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day Four Blog Post by Emmett Adam – 3/16/17 After a day of playing soccer with local Haitan boys, driving through the countryside, and climbing through a waterfall we all hoped to rest up for the next day. However, two rooms had a rude awakening when both Ben and Ceci interrupted…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Three Blog Posts – 3/15/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 16, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day Three Blog Posts – 3/15/17 Lath Akpa’s Blog Post We went to the waterfalls today through the mountains of Haiti. It was a very long drive but it was equally beautiful with amazing views. When people tell me about Haiti, it is always about the ruined neighborhoods and destruction, but…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Two – Blog Post by Ikey Forsgren – 3/14/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 15, 2017

Today was our first full day in Haiti. We started the day by going to the Musee du Pantheon national Haitien, the national history museum of Haiti. It was a great experience that gave me and my fellow visitors a terrific insight in to the history of Haiti and the events that have caused it…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Day Two – Blog Post by Gabe Sirek – 3/14/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 15, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Day Two – Blog Post by Gabe Sirek – 3/14/17 When you meet a new person, most of the time it is awkward and hard to get a conversation going; but today I learned something different. Although I was from a different country, I was welcomed by friendly hands of Haitian…

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Spring Break Impact Trip Night One – Blog Post by CeCe Lindsey – 3/13/17

By Jennifer Martin | March 14, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip Night One – Blog Post by CeCe Lindsey – 3/13/17 You can’t make it big, thinking small like a insect. And oh, let me tell you there are a lot of those here. We arrived from Fort Lauderdale after leaving the bad weather behind in the Midwest. We departed at 3:30 am and thought…

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Spring Break Impact Trip – Day 1 Blog Post by Ben Carlson

By Jennifer Martin | March 14, 2017

Spring Break Impact Trip – Day 1 Blog Post by Ben Carlsson – 3/13/17 As the plane eased onto the runway, I looked outside through the tiny window and I saw a giant mountain. At the foot of it was a bunch of houses, unlike any houses I have ever seen. They looked very clumped…

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