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lissiem's picture

The first thing that came to mind when I started thinking of my educational story was the experiences I had out of the classroom rather than in school.  Although I've had some amazing teachers and classes, the trips I've taken overseas really have educated me more overall. What I didn’t realize before I started writing was how much my formal education influenced my “real world” education, the experiences I’ve had overseas.  As I was writing I discovered that being formally educated allowed me to better comprehend the value of the experience.  Although at times in school it seems as if we’re purely memorizing formulas or facts, things really do seem to come back and make connections later in life.  Realizing this connection was very eye opening for me.