For most college students, the summer is a welcome break from the stress of classes and tests when there is finally a chance to relax. Not so for Curtis Moss. The Oklahoma State junior spent his summer biking from Stillwater, Oklahoma to Anchorange, Alaska. This 4,000 mile trek was more than a physical challenge: before embarking, Moss raised money to promote study abroad both domestically and internationally. We had a chance to talk to him after his trip and hear about the ups and downs of his incredible journey north.
Curtis began by telling us about the causes that his ride supported: a scholarship fund for study abroad at his university and the National Student Exchange program that allows students to study at other American universities. Moss is a dedicated advocate for travel and adventure whose own experiences abroad range from a European vacation to service in Iraq. His time in Iraq turned out to be an incredible cultural learning experience that stood out from the rest of his travels.