She’s been involved in summer camps since she was 10 years old, but now she’s having a change of scene. As she’s preparing to leave for work as a volunteer for Peace Corps, it’s her turn to answer 11 questions – here’s a little more about Nicole Schanker.
Where from: Baltimore, USA.
How old were you when you first left the country: 3 years old.
How many countries travelled: 8
Favourite place/country: Israel
Why? The moment you step off the plane, you feel at home. Everyone is warm, welcoming, and they treat you like you are family. Every value I was thought as a child is based on Jewish values. And that is how Israel conducts itself. Israel is another world. It is not just a place I go to visit, it’s my second home.
Next trip? Armenia, March 2018 and I’ll be there for two years.
Bucket list? Absolutely! I’m about to cross off my number one item on the list. I recently got accepted into The Peace Corps, a volunteer program run by the US government, and soon I will be moving to Armenia for 2 years to work. The only down side is having to learn an entire language in the short space of time I have left in the US. So that’s my most recent number one on the list! My next conquest is to have a dance party in Africa with the locals. I know.. very strange.
What stops you from travelling? Nothing stops me. If I want to travel, I work twice as hard, save money and go. I’m very independent and you can always find friends on the way.
Best food you’ve eaten in another country? Shakshuka, an Israeli Dish. It’s eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions.
No. 1 road-trip song? Breaking Free– High School Musical