EVENTS | By John Langer
This year, I was lucky enough to be part of a small group from Dartmouth High that traveled to the Dominican Republic for a humanitarian trip. I, along with 26 other students, spent seven days experiencing what life in the Dominican is really like.
Before this wonderful trip, I had always wanted to visit a resort. But after spending time in Consuelo with Dominican families, the idea of a resort will never seem right, not at all.
The entire trip was amazing, and I would 100% recommend it to anyone thinking of going. Before I left, I was worried about going, and worried about not being able to connect with everyone on the trip. But soon enough, everyone becomes like one big family and tackles everything head-on. The people you meet are fantastic, the memories will last a lifetime and the feeling you get—knowing you're helping someone's life while changing your perspective on the world and the way you react to your own lifestyle—is just mind blowing. That was the motto of the trip, "Change A World." What I got out of the trip in the end was to feel grateful for the things we have and understand how good we have it and, with that, learn not to be wasteful. Remember, we can all Change A World!