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Dena Muething


Looking Back

May 20, 2019

I worked hard to compile my 7 months living in Ecuador into just a 7 minute video. I experienced and went through so much more and past the highlights and what is shown. And as a disclaimer, this video is representative of my experience in Ecuador in the small rural town I lived in the...

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19 things I already miss about Ecuador

April 26, 2019

I started writing this during my last week in my host community and it was going to be called “things I am going to miss about Ecuador”. But I realized, sometimes you don’t know what you’re going to miss until it’s gone. So I stopped and waited till I got settled in my home in...

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Coming Close To An End

February 16, 2019

I have a lot of mixed feelings at this point in my gap year and I’ve been trying not to think about the small amount of time left here. I have less than 60 days left in Ecuador, about 50 days left with my host family in Bella Union , and less than 30 days...

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Bella Unión y Mi Familia SanMartin!

January 9, 2019

In my last blog post, I talked a little about my host family and the community that I’m living in. I’m a little over halfway done with my year in Ecuador and I wanted to give you all a glimpse into my little rural town, Bella Unión, and my absolutely amazing host family. Enjoy this...

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Getting Grounded.

September 30, 2018

I’ve officially been in Ecuador for a whole month and it’s been full of lots of crying, lots of laughter, lots of connections, and a lot of unknowns. Sunday, August 26th, everyone arrived at Stanford University in California as we begun preparation for our next year in country. The first week at Stanford was full...

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Pre-departure Questions!

August 26, 2018

I depart for Global Launch and an incredible journey tomorrow morning. I am overwhelmed as I prepare myself physically , mentally and emotionally for what’s to come over the next 7 months. In the past year, since I have announced my decision to travel to Ecuador with Global Citizen Year, I have been bombarded with...

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