Andres Medina

Andres Medina is passionate about being able to go through new experiences that will have a positive effect on himself and those around him. He is involved in helping middle school youth be academically prepared for the upcoming school year through AIM HIGH. He hopes to gain cultural insight, and create a lasting impact on the locals and the other fellows.


Being Different

I knew, coming into my Global Citizen Year, that not everyone had the correct perception of what an “American” looked like, acted like, or what their background could be. I thought I was prepared to tackle the problem head on and completely change the perceptions of those around me when it came to an “American.”…

23 February, 2017


For most of my life I never thought about me having more privilege than anyone else, I just thought of myself as just another person with the same rights and privileges as everyone else. I have always seen everyone, regardless of who they are, not as superior or inferior to me but as equals. Unfortunately…

24 January, 2017

Teaching and Learning

Many times I have been asked what exactly I do with my time in India, and the simplest way to put it is teaching and learning. From my apprenticeship to my Hindi classes everything is centered around learning and teaching. Even the nights are full of learning and teaching. I tend to stay up late…

18 January, 2017


This bridge year has been a roller coaster so far. Nothing could have possibly prepared me for what has happened. I have learned so much and have seen so much that it's hard to know what to think, much less put it into writing. Absolutely everything is different from what I was used to in…

23 December, 2016


TS1 was a success! The entire cohort learned so much from the sessions and from each other. We are all fired up to tackle our remaining time here with a fervent desire to leave a positive impact in our communities.  One of the sessions we had was on Community Action Projects. As we read more…

10 December, 2016

Life in India

There is so much to say about what I have experienced and I'm finding it difficult to put into words.  I've learned so much about different cultural norms, laws, customs and every day things. Out of all the things that I've learned the one thing that never fails me is a smile.  A simple smile…

17 November, 2016

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