Bailey Bullock

Bailey is passionate about playing soccer, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family. During the summer of 2013, she went on a NOLS expedition in British Columbia where she sailed and sea kayaked for 31 days. This experienced sparked her desire to travel and to step outside of her comfort zone. Bailey spends her time playing soccer and working at the US National Whitewater Center. Next year she hopes to become fluent in Spanish, explore the healthcare field, and indulge in the Ecuadorian cuisine. Her favorite quote comes from Finding Nemo when Dory says, "When life gets you down you know what you have to do? Just keep swimming," because it inspires her to persevere in all situations.

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Admitting Mom and Dad were Right

A bridge year was not always in the cards for me. I remember it like it was yesterday, the night my parents sat me down to talk about my future.” It was December of 2013. I had submitted all of my college applications and was…

06 April, 2015

Maria, The Wearer of Many Hats

I think back to September 21st, the day I met my host mom, Maria. I remember she greeted me with the biggest hug, the kind that you can still feel even after a few minutes, and a smile from cheekto cheek. She immediately told me,…

03 March, 2015

For my Daddy Jim…

A few days ago, I lost one of the most special people in my life; my grandfather, my Daddy Jim. I have always been told of the sorrow one feels when they lose one that is so dear to them, and until December 6th, I…

09 December, 2014

To my Future Self

This past week, we were challenged to create and share our vision of our Global Citizen Year. My vision of my future self is as follows: By April, I will have a new place to call home. I will have added six new members to…

17 October, 2014

Monkey Bars and Onions

Over the past week, we took part in Pre-Departure Training. We began at Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds in Occidental, California, among some of the country’s largest and beautiful trees, and ended the training on the well known Stanford University campus. During PDT, we have had…

31 August, 2014

The “lasts”

Over this past year, I have been living my life in “lasts”: the last high school football game, the last soccer game, the last day of high school. I have even found myself categorizing these last few weeks before my trip as “lasts”: the last…

13 August, 2014

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