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Abigail Foy

Abby is passionate about environmental sustainability and human rights. She volunteered abroad during the summer of 2013 to promote youth and women's rights in Ecuador with Amigos de las Am_ricas. Her junior year of high school she studied environmental science at a semester boarding school in Northern Wisconsin called Conserve School. She loves to draw and stay physically active. Her goals for this upcoming year are to gain confidence and an entirely new perspective. She is inspired by Wangari Maathai's environmental and entrepreneurial work with the Green Belt Movement.


This is Just the Beginning

June 1, 2016

Alumni often say, “It doesn’t even feel like it happened. It feels like a dream.” Now, as an alumni of Global Citizen Year, I can tell you, wholeheartedly, that that’s true. So, I’m home now and I’m trying to adjust. I’m trying to get back into some sort of routine. I’m trying to feel productive...

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April 2, 2016

February 24 I have five running lists in the back of my journal. One of them I titled “Things I Want to Bring Home”. This list isn’t a collection of items I want to transport back to the States, but instead phrases and cultural customs I want to integrate back into my life permanently. I’d...

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Then and Now

January 31, 2016

​As I stare at a blurry photo of me and my family on my very first day of living in my new home, it seems almost as if I am looking at a different person. This person I see certainly looks like me, but she’s standing next to strangers – not her family. She doesn’t...

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A jaraama!

November 26, 2015

November 18 In the United States, if I’m walking my dog on the street, I may say hello to a few neighbors I know, but for the most part I’ll nod, smile, but most likely I’ll say nothing at all. That would be quite an unusual site here in Senegal. The greeting culture here is...

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Endless Summer

November 26, 2015

October 31 I remember sitting and reading the blog of a new Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. She expressed something along the lines of, “I know I’ve only been here a few months, but it already feels like home.” At the time, this didn’t comfort me. It made me more anxious. I was so nervous to go that I...

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Let the Adventure Begin!

August 27, 2015

August 26, 2015   Welcome to my blog!   I can’t believe the time has come to begin this journey! I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. My name is Abby Foy, a recent Los Gatos High School graduate and a member of University of Puget Sound’s class...

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