Study Tour 2018 Part 3: Cultural Highlights
Ben Hou: Lost on Purpose
Stephanie Tran: Biking Through Beauty
There are some moments that move us more than others, and I stumbled onto this feeling of ethereal lightness while pedaling through the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam. It was a guided bike tour, rich with history and a simple activity very much aligned with the city’s culture. However, there wasn’t any route set in stone (pun not intended). As our group sped around the aesthetically pleasing houses, across the canal bridges, and through Vondelpark in the pouring rain, you couldn’t help but feel a sense of ease and appreciation, not just for the beautiful city itself, but for the circumstances that brought such an incredible group of students, educators, and companies together in the first place.
Wayne Olson: The Power of Sunsets
Nick Williams: Experiencing History
In a similar way to how globalization is connecting the world, the MSIS Study Tour trip took a group of strangers (albeit some former classmates) and pushed them to quickly form lifelong friendships through common interests and shared experience. It reminded us how important it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and chase a worldly perspective. It most certainly was a trip of a lifetime. 10/10 would do again!