I joined this site to get connected with a community of people who can understand my dream. I have a dream to travel the world, and I plan to begin my circumnavigation when I turn 25. I understand that this is a difficult undertaking, but I believe that I have the desire and determination to make it happen. In preparation for this voyage I am planning to set sail on a transatlantic voyage directly after graduation. I've never left the United States (except for Canada, does that even count?) and am dying to see the world. As a student at an elite institution, I've always been told that I would be responsible for making a positive contribution to society. How can I make a positive impact on the world if I know nothing about what it is really like out there? I want to travel, to see the world, to learn different languages and experience different cultures. I want to see where and how I can make a difference first hand.