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3143 Kilometers Away: Lofoten, Norway Welcome to the CWW Travel Edition 2054 Kilometers Away: Cumpana, Romania 1792 Kilometers Away: Ploiesti, Romania 3673 Kilometers Away: Keflavik, Iceland 6197 Kilometers Away: Kumasi, Ghana
 
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3143 Kilometers Away: Lofoten, Norway

It was 4:00 AM as I stumbled to turn off my alarm clock. We got to the airport by 5:30 which left us plenty of time to check in and make our 6:50 flight, or so we thought. Zurich airport had just launched a new software for all of their computers which failed almost as […]

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“We need one person from the trip to write a quick article. It doesn’t take long. It’s really important. Please!” Sound familiar? Back before the trips set off to all of the various destinations, you will, I’m sure, remember the Lions Journal editors popping into your classrooms, encouraging you to write short articles about your […]

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2054 Kilometers Away: Cumpana, Romania

The ninth graders went to Romania from the 4th to the 10th of June. There were three separate groups: Cumpana, Comanesti and Ploiesti. This video is a clip of the group that went to Cumpana. It shows all of the different places we went to, what we did every day, and the overall mood of […]

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1792 Kilometers Away: Ploiesti, Romania

Over the past week, a group of 9th grade ZIS students and staff visited Ploiesti, Romania to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Working alongside Romanian families, who would later occupy these homes, we laid the foundation for houses that will help families prosper in years to come. For much of the twentieth century, Romania […]

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3673 Kilometers Away: Keflavik, Iceland

Iceland, land of Volcanoes and Geysers. “The moest aosome cantry in the worrreld!” – Ian (tour guide) “You are the nicest group ever!” – Peter (our driver) Leaving on the 5th of June for Iceland and returning Saturday of the next week, our group spent six days in this small Scandinavian country, famous for its […]

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6197 Kilometers Away: Kumasi, Ghana

After 12 hours of travel, the group of 14 students and 2 teachers arrived at the Coconut Grove hotel in Accra. The group continued their journey the next day by flying to the capital of the Ashanti region, Kumasi. The rest of our week was spent visiting our partnership school, Bosomtwe International School (BIS) and […]

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2744 Kilometers Away: Crete, Greece

June 15, 2016

“This trip is your baby” – Andreas Meitanis. That is exactly what is was. The students on this trip were the parents of the trip. We needed to constantly nurture, give attention, and care for our baby in order for it to grow into a successful human being. Not only this, but accompanied by Mr. […]

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1810 Kilometers Away: Comanesti, Romania

June 15, 2016

Last week, the ninth grade went on a service trip to Romania. We were split into three groups based on advisories and went to three different places: Comanesti, Ploesti and Cumpana. My group went to Comanesti and spent seven days building houses with the Romanian community and experiencing their culture and learning about their history, […]

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544 Kilometers Away: San Remo, Italy

June 15, 2016

Being a new trip, neither the students nor the chaperones knew what to expect on the marine biology CWW in Italy. Despite this lack of prior knowledge, an informative and unforgettable time was had by all. This was only achieved with a friendly crew, good weather, and an incredible number of marine mammal sightings. This […]

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2510 Kilometers Away: Poros, Greece

June 15, 2016

During CWW week, 18 students embarked on their journey to Poros, Greece where they would begin their sailing experience around the impressionable Greek islands. This trip was a 7-day adventure which aimed to teach students (most who have never before been sailing)  the basics of sailing and earn their Competent Crew certificate. A certificate as […]

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1894 Kilometers Away: Sliema, Malta

June 15, 2016

  On Saturday, June 4th, 33 students and four teachers flew in Valletta, Malta, and drove about 20 minutes to their hotel in Sliema. Everyone was excited to begin diving the next day. The students were split into three sections. One group that had never dived before, and hadn’t done any theory before the trip, […]

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17 Kilometers Away: Wadenswil, Switzerland

June 15, 2016

The decision to go on the cooking trip, one of the two trips located in Switzerland, was made for different reasons. But all the members from our group shared the objective of learning how to operate a kitchen, since we will all have to cook for ourselves at one point in life. Most of our […]

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1013 Kilometers Away: London, England

June 15, 2016

When asked about our CWW decisions back in October, many of us felt overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices we were presented with. However, after lots of thought, a very creative group of 21 students decided to commit to the London theatre trip. Over the course of four days, we saw a total of […]

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1196 Kilometers Away: Krakow, Poland

June 15, 2016

During the Bearing Witness trip in Krakow, Poland we dedicated an entire day to visit the largest concentration camp built during the second world war: Auschwitz. It has a main camp and two side camps, Birkenau and Monowitz. We visited Auschwitz 1 and Birkenau. There we took a tour through the camp, visiting various exhibitions, […]

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11925 Kilometers Away: Bali, Indonesia

June 15, 2016

This year, 4 seniors (Molina Das (‘16), Robin Broekhuizen (‘16), Crista Reed-Thomas (‘16) and Iona Hindes (‘16)) embarked on an underwater adventure to Bali. After a few travelling complications, we were all able to unite in Bali and begin diving on the island of Nusa Lembongan. The group dived for 4 days, and then retreated […]

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1040 Kilometers Away: Budapest, Hungary

June 15, 2016

On Monday June, 6th a group of 13 students departed Zurich to go to Budapest.After the plane, before dinner we travelled a short distance to Buda. At our destination we explored a wall that defended that part of this city, and was constructed in 1895. At this time it was the responsibility of the fisherman, […]

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