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Tarvarious Haywood
Semester at Sea Fall Voyage 2012
Date: June 17, 2012

How will your Semester at Sea voyage create (or enhance) your personal global perspective?

As a young boy I’ve always been interested in traveling the world and seeing how people from other cultures live and maintain a lifestyle .Since moving to Miami I’ve seen, met, and experienced many of the different cultures of the world but really haven’t grasped the full experience of them. Now that I have that chance to travel and grasped that full experience I must seize that opportunity and take it. Being born in the South (Memphis, TN) restricted me from knowing and learning about different cultures because of the environment that I was reared in. Now that I’m out of Memphis I want to experience everything there is about the world. One particular country that is on the itinerary and that I’ve always wanted to visit was South America.

Semester at Sea voyage will help me to experience and see the things that I’ve always seen on television about South America. It seems to be such a beautiful place to be with many beautiful people to match. I like to watch channels like Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Food Network about South America. . I imagine myself being there experiencing the lifestyle, cultural, the people and food. Always had an interest in the Amazon jungle and all its wonderful wildlife. I’ve read a lot about the Amazons sacred jungle tribes deep within the rainforest. The city I’m looking forward to the most is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, which is the Christ the Redeemer statue. It overlooks the city on top of the highest mountain in Rio. Being that I’m a Christian it is not only a personal experience but also a spiritual experience to whom I believe in which is Jesus Christ. I’m also interested in the Brazilian cuisine. I want to try the different array of meats, exotic spices, vegetables and fruits that...
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