David Jiang

David is participating in Global Citizen Year through our partnership with the Tufts 1+4 program. Hailing from Concord Massachusetts, David Jiang is passionate about foreign languages, the natural world, and global travel. He was heavily involved in his community through volunteering as the service pianist at the town church, presiding as captain of the business club, and serving/traveling as one of his high school's Global Ambassadors, etc. David's goals in Brazil are to fulfill some part of his three main passions: learning Portuguese, working in preservation efforts with native fauna, and living in a completely new country. After his bridge year, David will attend Tufts University, where he hopes to study either international relations or economics, to further himself into a career of global business. His favorite words of wisdom are from a fellow Concordian of two centuries prior, Henry David Thoreau: "The man {or woman} who goes alone can start today; but he {or she} who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."

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A House Divided, Two Nations at Stake

A House Divided, Two Nations at Stake In a flash, two months of my bridge-year odyssey has passed. This period will forever be remembered as a significant milestone, a time when I succeeded in the enormous task of settling myself into this new life abroad….

26 October, 2018

Inside the Enclosure

Inside the Enclosure “David, let’s go to the zoo.” These were six words that once foreshadowed afternoons of pure joy during my childhood: a time when I excitedly zipped around from cage to cage, an adventurer in search of exotic beasts. Animals were my childhood…

18 October, 2018

Lessons from a History Lost Forever

Lessons from a History Forever Lost Sunday, September 2, 2018. For me, the date will always be remembered as a happy one: the start to an exciting eight month bridge-year odyssey. Yet, in the meantime, to the hundreds of millions of Brazilians around the world,…

07 September, 2018

A Road Less Traveled 

During the period in which many of my peers are buying textbooks, I am zipping up suitcases. During the summer when my friends lounged by the pool, I hastily studied a new language. They admire the all-you-can-eat campus dining halls, while I marvel at the…

28 August, 2018

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