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Bennett Quintard

Bennett is passionate about social entrepreneurship, increasing human happiness on a global level, religious understanding/tolerance, and music. He has served as a lacrosse captain on a championship team and as an international youth representative for his New Thought religion. His goals for this year are to become more aware of the world we live in, as well as to connect with a new family and community. His favorite quote is "In the fight for an ideal, we face those who are deceptive, envious and incompetent. The man who is firm pays no mind to such people an wastes no time counting them. For he who marches toward the light need not worry about what occurs in the darkness." - Ennio Amaral

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Dear Applicant (The Veil Lifted)

Bennett Quintard

2014-10-28

Dear Applicant, As you make your way through the grueling Global Citizen Year application process, I’m sure you are faced with many questions. One of the biggest questions you might be asking yourself is, What will it be like? Everyone you talk to will have something to say about this question, whether they be your...

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The Most Important Choice

Bennett Quintard

2014-11-21

A few weeks ago I started my apprenticeship at an organic finca (farm) about 20 minutes outside of my community of El Juncal. Below are my first two experiences at my new job: Experience 1: 
Due to my decision to stay up late the night before, I was running on six hours of sleep as...

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Here’s to the Madness

Bennett Quintard

2015-02-07

As of a few days ago, I have been in Ecuador for five months, or about 8% of my teenage life. Now, I can’t tell you that this time has flown by or seemed to drag on. That would be a far too “clean cut” view of the year, and clean is something this time...

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Patience

Bennett Quintard

2015-07-16

Flash back to December 2014 I sat in my old living room feeling quite out of place on the red plastic covered couch that soaked me in sweat while simply lounging around. I batted away incessant flies not even slightly deterred as I swatted one of their friends away for the 100th time that evening....

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Patience

Bennett Quintard

2011-07-15

Flash back to December 2014 I sat in my old living room feeling quite out of place on the red plastic covered couch that soaked me in sweat while simply lounging around. I batted away incessant flies not even slightly deterred as I swatted one of their friends away for the 100th time that evening....

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Un Nuevo Amigo

Bennett Quintard

2014-09-04

As we sat at a table in La Cuchara de San Marcos with our new friend, Pablo Salme, the sun setting over the awe inspiring Andes, he told us why he chose to help us that day. Here is a translation of Pablo Salme’s words: “When I see that you are happy, it makes me...

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Changing The World

Bennett Quintard

2014-07-31

Over the next eight months I will do many things. I will eat new foods, create new relationships, become more self sufficient, see amazing sights, laugh, cry, and grow. But there is one thing that I most definitely will not do. I will not change the world. I know this is more then a little confusing for...

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