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College Essay

  • Submitted by: Schmitty518
  • on March 1, 2014
  • Category: College Admissions
  • Length: 501 words

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The smallest of things give me a peace of mind, from snuggling with my cat in bed all day to taking a simple run around the block at night. However, the place that I could describe being perfectly content would not be at the nursing home I volunteer at or the volleyball court where I spend most of my days. Instead, it would be in Spain.
This past summer, I was one of fifteen students traveling to Spain. Getting the trip scheduled was tough due to the recent strike we endured at our school but in the end it was all worth the hassle. On this trip we traveled to 7 different cities which included Madrid, Granada, Toledo, Cordoba, Mijas, Seville, and Costa del Sol.   Every city had something new to offer.   We flew into Madrid and spent the first few days there. Undergoing a new culture can always be a different experience, but as I learned, the Spanish culture is very different from the American culture, which was one of the reasons I liked it there so much. Almost everyone took public transportation or walked to their destination. One could compare Madrid to New York City. There was never a dull moment.
My favorite city that we traveled to was Costa del Sol. We spent the majority of the trip here. At our hotel there was an abundance of lush vegetation surrounding its perimeter. Less than a mile down the street laid a white sandy beach. Scattered across the sand where small specks of color from families enjoying the fabulous July weather.   Beyond the beach laid the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. The turquoise waters were filled with boats of every size. The white foaming waves crashed along the shore. The sea was so clean and there were no creatures on the bottom to pinch your toes unlike the experiences I had back home. Being there on the beach hundreds of miles away from home is where I find the most peace. But this was only half of the experience in which I felt at peace. The other half would be how I never felt more connected with a culture. The people of Spain...

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