Experiences/Opportunities
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Experiences/Opportunities

If I had to guess, I'd say that the biggest impact will come from the people you meet, so it's worth putting some thought into what sorts of things the people you're most interested in might end up doing (and also whether the thing is conducive to connecting with people). And otherwise, I'd optimize for diversity of experiences. There's so much value in just understanding what's out there and how it can make you think and feel.

School

Cottey College
Waldorf School

Global

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange
Immersive Language Camps

Active

BYU Dance Camp
Community Tennis Classes
Summer camps

Travel Recommendations

Germany
France
Barcelona
California
Check the state department advisories before you travel abroad (for safety/awareness and also requirements like visas or vaccines)
Get a passport (it can take weeks if not months without being expedited) and keep it current
Packing advice:

Adventures

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Burning Man
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Tide Pooling
Lifetime National Parks Pass at age 62
🛶 Canoeing in the BWCA
Citizen science!
🐟 Grunion Greeters (great example of citizen science!)