Salisbury-Elk Lick senior Amanda Short has traveled to 15 countries during the last three years.
"I went for three weeks each summer for the last three summers," she said.
Short travels with the People to People Student Ambassadors Program. She represents her school, community and country.
"I have always had a desire to travel ever since I was a little girl," she said. "I have always wondered what life was like outside of my small town."
"I loved staying with a family in Germany and getting to know how other countries live," she said. "Scotland really reminded me of home. I also enjoyed learning about the Holocaust in the Netherlands.
Short checked a few more countries off her bucket list this past summer. She went to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
Short tested her taste buds in each of the countries; a great way to experience culture firsthand.
"Some of my favorite things include the amazing food in Italy and gelato in Monaco," she said. "I had some of the best food of my life (in Italy). I am so glad I got the chance to try these foods so that I could get it out of my system before I found out I had Celiac Disease."
Celiac Disease is a lifestyle change that requires one's diet to be gluten free. Short's diagnosis put a damper on sampling some of the foods she wanted to try while in Germany. Her overall experience was positive despite the drawback.
"I learned more than I ever thought possible," she said of her travels. "I thought I would only learn facts about the places and cultures, but instead I learned valuable things about people, life and myself."