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Ellie R.


New Jersey

Private: European Odyssey: NYC to Athens

Going Alone, Returning with Best Friends for Life

I went on the European Odyssey program. Going into my trip I didn’t know any of the 40 other students going, but I left the trip with best friends for life.

We got to experience the cultures of the places we visited and were able to do things that wouldn’t be available if we had not been with People to People. We got to do things like meet with a former member of the Swiss Guard, hike up Mt. Vesuvius (which was the most exhausting day of my life, but by far my favorite experience from the trip) and live with an Italian homestay family (which sounds terrifying but it is so amazing!).


Going on this trip pushed me outside of my comfort zone in so many ways, but I left the trip with new found confidence and a new outlook on the world. It was truly the best experience of my life and I still can’t completely believe it actually happened. If you want to travel to amazing places with a group of future besties then I don’t know why your still reading this and not signing up for a PTP trip right now!” 😊🙋🏽‍♀️

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