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Access on the NUSEA Citizenship Tour, Day 3

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Phillies Game
The students of The NUSEA Citizenship Tour at a Phillies game
Photo Courtesy of NUSEA

Day #3 July 18, 2015

Today was such a great day considering the fact that we moved from city to city. It was an amazing experience to see the Big Apple and travel to Liberty Island to see the iconic Statue of Liberty in person. Traveling to Ellis Island was incredible to see the environment where all the immigrants lived in during the 1800s when they came to pursue the great American Dream.

Afterwards, drove 2 hours down to Philadelphia, where we watched a baseball game of the Phillies and the Miami Marlins with the executive director of SquashSmarts, Steven. Steven was so kind and generous to rent out a VIP suite for all of us to watch the game and it was such an wonderful opportunity to watch the game from the suite. He offered so much food to us, such as hot dog, pizza, and cheesesteak sandwiches. My first time eating a cheesesteak sandwich in Philadelphia was amazing! Overall, Steve was so kind to us and I notice that Philadelphia is truly the City of Brotherly Love because everyone was so nice and welcoming. It was a complete shift from the busy, assertive New Yorker life to the welcoming and appreciative Philly life.

We then went to the SquashSmarts facility to play some late night squash at 10:30 PM.
We got to play some doubles matches for several hours. It was so much fun and I’m having a blast so far in this trip.