Chloe Stoddard

<a href="/author/CHLOE-STODDARD/"><strong>CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT CHLOE'S BLOG</strong></a> Chloe is passionate about human rights, helping others, and making the most out of every situation. She has served as the president of her high school's diversity club, National Honor Society chapter, Model United Nations team, and co-founded her high school's first community service club. She has also served on her town's planning commission. Chloe loves meeting new people, learning new languages, and anything involving international relations. Her goals for this year are to gain fluency in Hindi and Marathi, make a difference in the lives her students, and make life long friendships. Her favorite quote is the English Proverb: "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner".

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A for Adaptability

I have noticed small changes in myself from time to time. One of the little changes that I have noticed is how I write the letter “a” now as opposed to how I wrote it at the beginning of the year. The change started when…

23 February, 2017

I’m frustrated.

I tend to be a generally accepting person, irked by little and don’t find it hard to relate to others no matter how different they are from me. I find new personalities and ways of life intriguing but one characteristic that I have a hard…

24 January, 2017

The Quiet Moments

My host mom and I share a special connection. Despite our lack of clear communication, we have shared too many special yet simple moments to count. Nita is a quiet woman. She likes to sleep a lot, eat good food, and works hard – all…

18 January, 2017

The Tricky Nature of Intervention Pt. 1

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced while in India has been navigating intervening when I see something I consider wrong happening. I am, by nature, a very outspoken and opinionated person. Usually this label tends to carry a negative connotation, especially for women. I…

21 December, 2016

It’s Only Awkward if You Say It Is

The exposure I had to India before coming here was kind of pathetic. UNICEF ads, lunch buffets at my favorite Indian restaurant, and Eat, Pray, Love did not prepare me for what India really is. Those are the removed extremes, the things you experience or…

11 December, 2016

It’s the jump, not the fall.

To be honest, I’m scared. I feel like what I imagine a first time skydiver feels like as they are in the plane about to jump out. I, like the skydiver, signed up for the experience and perspective gained from the fall, ready for my…

19 August, 2016

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