Richard: Because she signed up for the SNHU program before tour, Caroline was able to figure out what to focus on as she prepped to travel. Like, “I’ll be looking for this and thinking about that.” It was really proactive. It was almost like a tool to focus the tour.
Caroline: My plan is to attend a four-year college, hopefully Sacred Heart University. I’d like to focus on environmental science or maybe education. Costa Rica is a carbon neutral country and they’re trying to become a more sustainable country as a whole, which was cool to learn about. That’s definitely something that I want to keep exploring.
Richard: She’s always had the travel bug, but I think she’s been forever impacted by this tour. It sparked a curiosity for environmental sustainability, but also it has given her a global perspective and an understanding that there are different ways to live life. I expect she’ll travel the world and have many great adventures in her lifetime.
Caroline: I ended up making my final project about the benefits of traveling as a high school student. Growing up in New Hampshire, the communities are very similar. So, going to a country in Central America was completely different. It widened my perspective and showed me how different groups of people live. It made me think, “What else is out there beyond my town?”