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Alexis Floyd

Alexis is passionate about education, cross-cultural exchange, and critical language study. She is involved in spreading cross-cultural awareness, and assisting English school students in their English language development . Her goals for the year are to grow as an individual, be the best example of my home country, build life-long relationships, become competent in a critical language, and get involved in the local community.

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To Infinity & Beyond

June 8, 2018

Completing capstone was not easy for me because it just made me think about what I have left behind during my bridge-year experience. It has caused me to develop the fear of losing important relationships I built with the people in the above photo, and other people I met along my gap-year journey. Relationships built...

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Dear India: Shout Out To The Auto Wala!

June 8, 2018

  Dear India, You’ve taught me a lot, and for now we have temporarily parted ways. I remember they days where I had to walk to the auto station not too far from my host family’s house and the man in the picture above was always there. Not only would I see him there, but...

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What It Means To Be Apart of An Indian Family

March 18, 2018

Before my gap-year experience one of the scariest thoughts I had was “What if I have a terrible host family”, especially since during my first abroad experience my host family was a touchy subject, but grace allowed me to be blessed with one of the best. One significant characteristic of my host family is that...

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The Value of a Heaven Sent Team Leader

March 18, 2018

For a good majority of my life I have always looked for a good mentor, and I looked for one in the times in which I felt I needed one the most. In these times it didn’t seem like I could find one. I would pray for one, hope God would just send me one,...

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Oh India!

March 18, 2018

This time last year I was preparing for my Gap-Year. I was in a daze and mind boggled by the thought of me being out of the country for 7 months. Would the experience help me? Would it make me stronger? What will I learn? Well this time around, I can answer these questions. Not...

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Harkadas: My Apprenticeship Experience

November 5, 2017

I arrive in a neighborhood foreign to my knowledge, surrounded by strangers staring at me as if I am an exotic creature that just escaped the circus. I’m lost and it’s the first day of my apprenticeship. Oh no, this is already a bad impression. I’m struggling to hold myself together. I’m scared.. Mujhe dar...

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Just A Shy Distance

September 2, 2017

I have never written a blog, which has made this first post a bit difficult to write, but here I am writing my first blog post. The same blog post that should have been written months ago! One of the hardest thing about writing blogs is finding things that you think that others will actually...

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