The Traveling Teacher, the Growing Student

Scholarship Entrant: Brittany from Leesburg, GA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Brittany: 2

If I could earn a living off of what I love most, it would be hard for me to decide what I love most, but I think that I would like to earn a living by traveling to different areas of the world and becoming educated there. I would not just want to learn what the books in the area are about, but I want to learn of the culture of each area. I would learn the native language and learn what aspects of their civilization I might be able to help. I would likely never help each area in the exact same way, but instead I would pull from what I had previously learned. For example, I may go to a small area in France where they are experiencing a problem with erosion around their grape, wheat and corn fields. During a visit to another area, I had been taught a trick to preventing and reversing soil erosion, and so I teach this trick to the farmers of the area I am currently visiting. In gratitude, the farmers would likely choose to teach me a special trick they know of harvesting which I could carry on to another area. My travels would be focused on small areas where humanitarian aid may not feel themselves necessary or may not even know the areas exist.

Vote for Brittany: 2

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