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Diego Lasner

Diego is passionate about breaking boundaries. He is involved heavily in choir in his current school, Mt. Lebanon High School, and is part of the men's ensemble and chamber choir. He also is co-president of the a-cappella club. He also spends his time expressing himself through acting in an Evening Theater Company. His goals for the year are to become as fluent as possible in Spanish (so he can communicate with his Ecuadorian side of the family), learn more about his Ecuadorian roots and culture, and to amplify his drive to learn and explore. He is inspired by the natural beauty of wildlife and humanity.

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The End.

June 7, 2018

Today is my last day as a global citizen year fellow.  You all may have been wondering what the past two months have been like in this weird purgatory stage all fellows have been in- out of country but still in the program. For me, I’m still dealing with reverse culture shock, regaining my friendships,...

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A Year In Ecuador

June 5, 2018

A short film dedicated to spread awareness the beauty a gap year with Global Citizen Year can hold.  

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A Jumble of Thoughts

May 29, 2018

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been back from Ecuador. I found the process re-entering much harder than going in country-like most fellows-but I still feel strange. I don’t feel like I’m home. There is something I have not yet disclosed. My upbringing consisted of my family moving around a lot. The...

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A Photo Blog

March 13, 2018

Galapagos: A Photo Blog 🏝 BY DIEGO LASNER I decided dedicating a normal written blog to my independent travel time spent in Galapagos would be underwhelming, and completely not doing the islands justice. As one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, I decided to show the world its beauty through pictures and...

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Casa de Adobe

October 9, 2017

After spending around two and a half weeks with my permanent host family, I feel like I have become familiar enough with the house and my family to talk about my homestay and its cultural differences.  Firstly, I want to talk about my house-or rather my two houses. The first house, I live in with...

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Extinguishing Doubts- Diego Lasner

September 1, 2017

Having a nervous mind usually leaves me questioning every decision I make, including this one. I have a hard time settling on a commitment in fear of missing out of my perfect path. In other words, I have an obsession with trying to figure out what will be best for me. At this moment, Global...

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