Open Arms Policy

Written by TeJaun RiChard,
2012 USYA from Cleveland, OH

USYA TJ RiChard enjoying the Amazon River views in Belem (Photo: Tracy Eckard)

USYA TJ RiChard enjoying the Amazon River views in Belem (Photo: Tracy Eckard)

Alright, so from start until now it’s been quite the ride. I finally got the chance to meet the infamous Tracy Eckard as well as also finally coming face-to-face with the other 12 students from across the country that would be traveling with me on the trip of a lifetime- to Brazil. We started off in DC, where everyone pretty much eyed each other in fascination as we got to know one another better, all while simply touring the memorials, walking around and even just sitting in buses or in taxis while traveling to-and-fro from one place to another. Continue reading

Posted from Belém, Para, Brazil.