With travel restrictions in the rearview mirror, the OC Global Competence Initiative’s annual An Evening of Travel Tales took place on December 1. In front of a standing-room audience, eight students and seven faculty members presented on their summer journeys to Ecuador, Italy, Japan and beyond. Stories ranged from vacations with family to experiences attending international summer programs. Explaining the purpose of the evening, presenter Maia Ramirez, OCHS'25 said, "there is so much culture and so many viewpoints that become evident with travel, and our journeys boundlessly broaden our understanding of the world."
“I really enjoyed sharing the experience I had in my home country,” said presenter Naho Fukasaku, OCHS’25. Referencing the over 100 students and parents in attendance, Victoria Richard, OCHS'23 added, “being able to see other people's genuine interest in my, and other's, times abroad was an encouraging opportunity.” Reflecting on her final Travel Tales, Morgan Mollen, OCHS‘23 said, “the past four years that I have attended Travel Tales have allowed me to further my global competence through hearing the stories of my peers and sharing my own.”