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My name is Hana Bushara, and I am a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University, located in Canton New York. I am originally from Warwick, Bermuda, though I completed my junior and senior years of high school at the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino,...

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Miké’s (pron. Mee-kay’s) Story

Written by people.everyday.

July 17, 2020

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I went to South Africa junior year of high school. It was an exchange trip. It sounded like a cool trip to do and I wanted to travel abroad just because…We went to Johannesburg and then we went to Cape Town. Honestly, it was an amazing experience. When we were in Johannesburg, we went to this school called African Leadership Academy where they take kids from all over Africa and try and create Africa’s future leaders. They take them from all countries there. I met some amazing people there. Overall, the trip was great. I got to see a whole new continent and experience how the people in those communities live. We saw people who were living well-off and then we went to  a shanty town and we walked around there. We climbed Table Mountain; that was cool. Cape Town was more like the touristy part. Johannesburg was my favorite part only because of the African Leadership Academy and all the friends that I made there. Yes, the trip was amazing. Everyone should travel abroad at some point in their life.

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What are the chances?

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  1. Karen Walker

    I love this website! The stories are so beautifully written and poignant. I couldn’t stop reading until I had read them all. Now I look forward to more. Your sharing, honesty, recognition and generosity are so needed in the world today. Thank you!

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    • people.everyday.

      Thank you so much, Karen! I’m interviewing people for their stories now. I’ll keep you posted.

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