Global Connections Summer Camp

I spent two weeks helping out with a Global Connections Summer Camp at my school. We hosted Chinese Students and American Students. We taught them about the cultural differences between the Chinese culture and the American culture. Here’s what I learned… The biggest thing I learned these last two weeks is crazy to me; it…

Days 17 and 18 in Madagascar: June 5-6, 2016

Today we started our long travel home. As we started our long journey to the airport, we stopped at a local bakery and bought some yummy pastries and ate those for breakfast. Then we went to a market, which was basically tourist row because you would get swarmed with vendors trying to get you to buy…

Day 16 in Madagascar: June 4, 2016

This morning we went to the Chief of Misson, Steve Anderson and talked to him about his work in Madagscar and all over the world. He talked to us about how his career started and how he has traveled the world to help serve as an American Ambassador. After our talk with Mr. Anderson we…

Day 15 in Madagascar: June 3, 2016

Today we spent our second to last full day in Madagascar doing some pretty amazing stuff. We started off our morning by going for a hike in Mantadia National Park. We hiked through a beautiful rainforest rich with  plants and animals. We saw at least 7 different species of lemur but the most exciting were…

Day 14 in Madagascar: June 2, 2016

Today we started off the day by driving to a Zebu and  a Reused Bottle Factory. At the Zebu factory we got to see how they make various things from Zebu horns. We got to see the whole process from removing the bone in the horn, to polishing the  surface of the object. It was…

Day 13 in Madagascar: June 1, 2016

Today we packed up all our stuff and headed to our next destination, Antsirabe. It was a low key day of driving and relaxing. We drove about 6 hours away which is about half way to the Capital. We stayed at a old retirement home called, La Residence Sociale. It was a very nice hotel…

Day 12 in Madagascar: May 31, 2016

Today was our final day at CVB and it was filled to the brim with activities. We started the morning out by hiking through the forest and collecting animals along the trails for One Cubic Foot. After we came back we started to work on our presentation that we would be giving in the evening…

Day 11 in Madagascar: May 30, 2016

This morning we split up into two groups; the sick group and the healthy group. I was unfortunately in the sick group. After splitting up we went our separate ways and went on two different hikes. Our hike was about 5 minutes long to a nursery where we collected various animals for the One Cubic Foot project….

Day 10 in Madagascar: May 29, 2016

In the morning we went to a market in Ranomafana. It was very interesting to see the difference between this market and the other one we visited earlier. It was filled with people, animals and food. It was smaller than I thought it was going to be but it was still very fun. Although it…

Day 9 in Madagascar: May 28, 2016

Early this morning we met up with a local environmental club and helped them reforest an area that used to be a rainforest and was slashed and burned many years ago. We helped them carry 100 saplings to a local hill that is now a grassland instead of a rainforest. We partnered up with a…

Day 8 in Madagascar: May 27, 2016

This morning we went for a short hike to a small village called Ambodiaviavy. It was a lot different than the other villages we went to because it had a different feel and it was poorer than the other villages we visited. It smelled. That was the first thing I noticed. It was a mix…