Angela Seo

Angela is passionate about traveling, reading, and trying new foods. During high school she was involved in Key Club, played field hockey and lacrosse, and was an editor for the newspaper. Her goals for the year are to fully immerse herself in the Ecuadorian culture, to improve her Spanish, and to develop meaningful relationships with her community and fellow fellows. Angela will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill once she returns from her Global Citizen Year. Her favorite quote is, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime” by Mark Twain.



Pachamanca (Kichwa pacha “earth” and manka “pot”) is a traditional Andean dish that has existed since the time of the Inca Empire. The dish is based on baking in a hole (the earth oven) dug in the ground with hot stones. It is typically made during the rituals of the four ancestral festivals of the…

20 December, 2019

En la Fábrica

Before coming to Ecuador, many people told me not to have high expectations. They told me I would be disappointed if I thought my Global Citizen Year was going to be all rainbows and butterflies; therefore, I tried to set low expectations before coming here. However, once we got to the country launch and I…

18 December, 2019

Backyard Adventures

On my birthday, Oct. 11, I explored our backyard (since we couldn’t leave due to the protests) with my two host brothers, Angel and Mateo, and my host cousin, Josue. We walked around the perimeter of the field and they pointed out the different plants and fruits we saw. I also got to visit their…

20 November, 2019

Bad Luck

My other fellow fellows and I at Peguche waterfall during Debrief Circle 2. It was a struggle to get there with crutches, but with the help of fellows and staff, I got to see the beautiful view! I will be the first to admit that I’ve had a couple of fails.  You know how people…

06 November, 2019

Carolina In My Mind

Before I leave for Ecuador, I want to reflect on what I will miss about home.  I’m going to miss the snow and how frozen roads meant no school.  I’m going to miss Korean food. I brought a bottle of Sriracha (though not Korean) to add a little bit of spiciness if I start missing…

31 August, 2019

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