America First - Can A Domestic 'Study Abroad' Bridge America's Divides?
By Stephen Starr for OZY.com
When most of David McCullough’s Yale classmates in American studies went overseas during the summer, he put 7,000 miles on his mother’s Mazda exploring the hidden byways of America. He came away with the realization that Americans are stuck in their bubbles, so he resolved to do something about it. Despite having no training or expertise, the 26-year-old established the American Exchange Project (AEP), a nonprofit offering high school juniors and seniors the chance to travel to parts of the country unlike their own and where, for a time, they’ll live in each other’s shoes. Hundreds are taking part this year.