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Emma Peterson

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My Nineteenth Birthday

March 4, 2020

This past month I celebrated my nineteenth birthday in a very different way than usual. This time last year, I could never have imagined what this birthday would entail.  My host family was very excited to have me spend my birthday with them. For weeks leading up to my birthday, my siblings were busy anticipating the...

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The Best Way to Make Friends in Senegal

November 12, 2019

Everyday as the last of the lunch is being eaten, it is time to get out the small silver tea pot, make a quick run the boutique next door for a tiny box of China green tea, and put the attaya on to boil. Attaya, the Senegalese tea tradition, is an important part of every...

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Ndomor, My New Home

September 13, 2019

                         -Me and a few of my family members- As the school year came to an end, I started thinking seriously about how to prepare for my year in Senegal. What do you bring to a place that you can hardly even imagine? So I put together a bag filled with exactly 50.0 lbs of...

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