Reflective Essay: My Volunteer Trip To Haiti

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First semester has concluded, and I am happy enough with the results that I have obtained. I took classes that changed the destiny of my college exploration, courses that challenged me (but made me realize that I am not as good as I thought I would in Germanic languages), courses that developed and enhanced my writings skills, such as the University Writing Seminar, which was a complex, but rewarding course, and courses, which I somehow enjoyed, but taught me that English is not predestinated to become one of my majors.

Just when I finished writing my last essays for the semester it occurred to me, am I getting better at this. My UWS 's instructor told me that he liked my first draft of my research essay--this was the first compliment I had
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Why did I avoided it? Well, I just wanted to be sure that I was going to go on the trip, any contingency could have happened. The true is that I had to go a week before finals to the consul of Haiti because they told me, on three distinct occasions that I needed a visa to go to Haiti. So, I actually had to miss class. The morning was gray, a traffic lady yelled at me, I missed the 8:21 am commuter train: I waited an hour for the following. I got to the consul in Boston, they made me take $10 dollar worth passport pictures, I also had to buy a $5o dollar money order. The people who worked at the consul were ready to make the visa, when they noticed that apparently a person who holds a green card and is only planning on staying for eight days does not need a visa. My day, my money, my time was all worthless and futile--on the bright side... there is no bright side. Okay. Fine. There is a bright side and that is that I do not need to worry when I enter immigration to Haiti. But that day it could not have been worst, and guess what? It turns out I did not get to keep the pictures they took of me, I looked "hella

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