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Edward Katz

Eddie is passionate about Soccer. He is involved in the fight for racial, LGBTQ, and religious equality and feels that everyone should be viewed the same way. The differences between people are what make our world so diverse and unique, without them life would not bring such fascination and learning. His goals for the year are to learn Portuguese and raise money for next year's fellows so like him they can get the chance to be a part of this great program.


And I’m back!

May 5, 2014

After an enormous amount of travel I am back with my family in Ithaca, NY.  I am home!  This last week I have actually been back in the US already, but far west in California with the rest of Global Citizen Year doing re-entry training.  We spent the week going over how we felt about...

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Working with sugar cane

March 10, 2014

Already it has been 2 months or so that I have been working on farms in Macacu, Brazil.  I’m finally starting to know what I’m doing and feel accustomed to the work.  The picture above was taken as I was working with a Biluca, a man who with his father and other helpers makes cashasa from sugar...

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A Month of Change

December 16, 2013

So I have had so much changing in my life over the last month that I haven’t really known what to write about, but now life has slowed down enough that it’s time to update!  So my last post was how the news was in for my permanent home and internship placement.  Well now all...

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The golden news is in!

October 18, 2013

The Golden news is in alright!  I finally know my final home and internship placement!  I have already started staying with my new family and working with the organization.  I am going to be living in the capital of the state of Paraná, the big city of Curitiba with my new host parents, Lucas and...

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How’s my new world?

September 19, 2013

Brazil!  Wow even just reminding myself that I’m really here is still exciting.  Every day I take a moment to just realize where I am and what I’m doing here.  I live in the house pictured above in the neighborhood of Rio Tavares in Florianopolis, SC Brazil.  My host family is great with a mother,...

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Pure Fellowship

August 29, 2013

The plane landed for the last time, finally arriving in California.  I got my bags without a problem and headed towards baggage claim 3.  After 10 minutes of walking with 50lb bags, I fall to the ground after finally reaching the meeting place, threw my bags on the ground and look for my group to...

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Event Success!!

August 20, 2013

My yard sale/bake sale fundraiser went so well!!  Raised over $325!!  Thank all of you who were able to donate to the sale, it couldn’t have happened without you.  Of course I can’t forget to thank everyone who purchased from the sale as well.  I am really happy with the success of the sale, I...

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Hey everyone I could use your help

August 13, 2013

Hey everyone!  I could really use your help!  So I’m not sure how many of you have talked to me about this program I’m in, aka, Global Citizen Year.  But they “are an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise forging a new educational pathway for America’s emerging leaders. By immersing a diverse corps of Fellows in developing...

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My dreams are coming true!

August 7, 2013

Hello everyone!  My name is Eddie Katz.  I am 17 years old, I just graduated high school, and Global Citizen Year is making my dreams come true :).  I really decided to take a gap year and try to travel because I thought I needed to really find myself in a way I couldn’t do any other way....

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