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Conner Evans

After traveling to Cambodia last summer on a State Department-sponsored exchange, Conner knew he wanted to see more of the world. The president and founder of his school's Model United Nations club, he is passionate about international relations and global issues. Outside of school, he loves to ski, play tennis, and watch documentaries. Conner is excited about this new chapter in his life and can't wait to become bilingual.

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Dar A Luz

March 6, 2014

On January 7, 2014 I got a new host brother. A little more than eight pounds, Martín Cardenás is cute, calm, and the joy of my host family. After a long day at work or tiring day at school, my host dad and host siblings always arrive shouting his name “Martín, Martín!” or as my...

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Finding Home

January 24, 2014

As a Global Citizen Year Fellow, the holidays are tough. At a time when you normally expect to be surrounded by family, friends, and the holiday spirit, it can be a little disconcerting to experience different customs in a different country surrounded by different faces. Throughout my life I have become used to certain traditions...

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My Life So Far!

November 20, 2013

Hey Everyone! So it’s been a little while since I last blogged. I apologize about that! While in Quito, I decided that I wanted to apply to college again and it took up quite a bit of my time during my first few weeks here in Pedro Vicente Maldonado. But now that’s over and I have been pushing...

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The Reality of Culture Shock

October 2, 2013

During my first three weeks in Ecuador, I was living in a
bubble. My host family in Quito was well off and provided the comforts of
Internet, plumbing, and a warm shower. My daily schedule consisted of spending
time with other Fellows, which involved speaking English and being with people
who I knew and could connect with. Needless to...

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The Beginning of A New Chapter

July 19, 2013

If you had asked me a year ago whether or not I would be taking a gap year after high school, I would have responded with a perplexed smile and said, “absolutely not”. Obviously things have changed since then. Most significantly (and the reason why you’re reading this blog post) is that I am taking...

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