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Dominic Snyder

Dominic is passionate about pursuing enlightening experiences and forging connections with people. He has had the opportunity to support his peers through a student counseling program, lead his school's DECA and FBLA chapters, and travel to Japan and the Dominican Republic with summer abroad programs. His goals for the year are to approach every moment as a chance for growth while maintaining an open mind and an open heart. He is inspired by the kindness, perseverance, and passion of his closest friends and family.

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Lessons from Life in Ecuador

March 15, 2017

Over the past six months I have spent much time analyzing the intricacies of the Ecuadorian customs that I have had the privilege to experience. Cultural differences between my old home and my new one provided an opportunity to ponder the stark contrast between the two and discover how that fit with my view of...

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Halfway Point Updates

December 26, 2016

Considering that it has been a while since my last blog post, I thought it would be appropriate to honor the holiday season with a short update. Just two weeks ago marked the halfway point of the program, which is crazy in two senses. On one hand it amazes me that nearly four months have...

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La Fundación

November 7, 2016

* The blog that follows is the result of much thinking and investigation about the foundation where I am currently conducting my apprenticeship. Although it is fairly long, I could still not include everything I would like to related to the subject of the foundation and how it has affected my views on foreign aid....

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Getting Settled in Paragachi, Ecuador

October 2, 2016

  Three weeks ago, I received a piece of paper detailing my community placement in bullet points. From what I could glean, I was heading to a relatively small Ecuadorian community named Paragachi to live with a family of six and work for a local non-profit. Fast forward a week, and I entered a room where all of our...

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What and Why

September 4, 2016

  Hello all… Welcome to my blog! Over the course of the next eight months, I will be posting updates on my year as consistently as possible. For my first post, I figured it would be fitting to explain what exactly it is I am doing and why it is I am doing it. As of today, I...

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