Caroline Stocks spent this past spring semester traveling the world and taking classes aboard a ship. She traveled to many cities including Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Morocco.
Her journey started in San Diego, from there she traveled to Hawaii and then to Japan. Caroline’s sixteen week trip ended in England. While in each country, Caroline was able to visit anywhere within the country the ship docked. Caroline was asked what her favorite memory was from the trip and said, “One day in India my friends and I didn’t have any plans, so we asked the concierge at our hotel what he thought we should do. He called a driver for us to take us to his hometown of Haridwar, India, which has a religious ceremony every night on the Ganges River”. Caroline then explained she and her friends explored this town, which rarely receives tourists. When dusk came, Caroline and her friends were able to participate in the religious ceremony that night. She describes the ceremony as “one of the most moving spiritual ceremony you could ever imagine”. The ceremony included music, fire, dancing, and singing.
Caroline explained, “I learned so much and I’ve changed immensely and I know my lifestyle and life plans have been altered so much for the better since this voyage of a lifetime.”