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Standing in a Field with a Million Friends

A month away from my freshman year of college, I stuffed my backpack onto the bottom of a bus and took off with about 50 young people heading north to Toronto. Three years later, I squeezed the same backpack into the overhead compartment on an airplane carrying excited young people to Cologne, Germany. Another six years after that, I was chaperoning a group of high school students as they nervously boarded a plane – some for the first time – on our way to Madrid, Spain. Each of these treks to other countries was ultimately …

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