Arriving at the bus terminal, I turned right back around and got on the Portliner train to try and get as close to the ship as possible. Having not traveled with my passport, and knowing the insanely tight restrictions on boarding, I knew there was no chance of talking my way on as a nostalgic alumna. As I rolled closer, I snapped pic after pic of increasingly higher quality until I found myself face-to-bow with my former nautical home. There are many reasons why SASers develop a lifelong love of the program and the vessel. For me, Semester at Sea changed the whole course of my life. I don’t know who I would have become without my round-the-world voyage in 2007. I certainly wouldn’t have met Garrett and Alexis, wouldn’t have felt strong enough to take my Big Journey, wouldn’t have aspired for the STA internship, and wouldn’t have landed in Japan today with my job at THINK Global School.Read More
Along with my congratulations, I sent the fresh new World Traveler Interns a request for an interview before they took off around the world this summer. I wasn't sure what angle I wanted to take it in, nor what kind of humor it would exhibit, but what came out was simply hilarious.
I sent questions to be answered in written form and others as a video interview, and though I believe Casey and Natalie talked a little bit about their angles, I can't imagine they collaborated enough to say some of these spot-on responses.
Check out my video interview with the two new STA interns, and see what you're in store for, if you're smart enough to follow their adventure!
The questions are as follows:
You don't have much longer before you meet your travel mate. What have you gotten to know about your fellow intern so far?
The World Traveler Internship seems to blossom and improve every year. How do you plan on using your skills to make this year's trip even more exciting and dynamic in the eyes of the viewer?
What was your viewpoint on the application process? Was there anything you didn't anticipate before going into it?
Tell me about an experience (travel or otherwise) you've had that taught you a skill or a trait that will come in handy during the internship (I love the responses I got for this one).
Do you have any fears, and if so, are you going to push yourself to conquer one or more of them on the internship?
If you were to challenge your fellow intern to something on the trip, what would that be? State your challenge right now! (...also hilarious)
Do you have any questions for the 2010 interns? Comment below, and I'll see if we can squeeze out an answer from these busy bees. And check out their written interview as well!
Follow the Internship
They meet in two days (May 26th), so be sure to keep up with the entire experience by:
and checking out their personal sites...