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When I was ten years old, my family and I embarked on a journey to explore the unfamiliar, foreign aspects of Latin American culture during the summer of 2007.  Together we traveled to eight different countries aboard the MV Explorer, through Semester at Sea, a study abroad program in affiliation with the University of Virginia, which my father was teaching a course on global economy for. The eight week long voyage soon proved to be the beginning of my passion for travel, as I realized the exhilaration of discovering unfamiliar places.