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Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Thursday, 06 December 2007 00:33
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            If you have ever been on an International RYLA programme, a Rotary exchance programme, a Scholar Ship voyage or a Scout Jamboree, you might have wondered prior to your experience how you could have been best prepared for the experience.   As you have returned back home and were asked to share your experience with friends, with Rotarians, with your Scouts troop, you may have wondered if you could have done even more. 

            Recently, I came accross a message Arturo Pelayo Aréchiga sent to the students about to enroll in an international programme he had just completed.  Arturo is a fellow student who embarked on a voyage on the Scholar Ship, a cruising study boat with a few hundred students.  He was reflecting on his experience of being part of a community during the months aboard the ship.  I could relate to much of what he was saying, and it provoked additional thoughts for me.  Merging the two together, I put up this list of ten recommendations on traveling and living in community which I truly believe  apply to any group experience abroad. 


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