Emma Sexton

Emma is passionate about art, education, and culture. She is proud to be a part of her school's Human Rights Council and equestrian team; additionally, she loves working with children at a local summer camp. Emma's goals for this year are to learn about the education system in India and grow in her ability to bring happiness and love wherever she may travel. Her favorite quote is, "I'm past patiently waiting, I'm passionately smashing every expectation - every action's an act of creation," from the musical, Hamilton.


Letting Go & Going Home

I can only begin to imagine the interactions I’ll have when I return home to the United States – endless questions concerning what I’ve experienced and learned over the course of the past eight months. At their core, these questions revolve around one key topic: what I’m taking with me from my experience, whether it…

06 April, 2017

The Ultimate Travel Playlist

With love from a fellow bridge year kid, here are the top 10 songs that helped me embrace the highs and lows of spending eight months abroad with Global Citizen Year before selling my sou- I mean, heading to college. Never Come Back Again by Austin Plaine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REUPPN33tBs The Lyrics: I wanna see the world,…

22 March, 2017

My Tribute to Thama

20/03/2017 ​ This afternoon, my host grandparents left Pune and flew back to their home in Delhi. Just minutes before they packed into the cozy family car, we all stood in the living room hugging and saying emotional goodbyes. After Thama, my grandma, finished enveloping me in one of the warmest, most loving hugs I’ve…

22 March, 2017

A Reflection on Climbing Trees

11/02/2017 When I was a little kid, I loved to climb trees…   I grew up in a small, Midwestern town that was home to nothing but a post office, a general store, and a few hundred people at best. Needless to say, there wasn’t a ton of stuff to do; my friends and I…

23 February, 2017

New Year, New Blog Post

14/01/2017 For a while now, I have been afraid to pick up a pen and actually use it. I’ve been reading and analyzing and musing and observing, just trying to find my own voice somewhere between the lines of my life. Because my words just haven’t what they used to be. Once upon a time,…

23 February, 2017


            When I chose this path, I stepped into a new role and accepted new responsibilities. Now, it’s my turn to take a step away from all that I know and into everything I don’t. I’m stepping back from this life I’m living in order to make it my own. It’s my duty to listen…

26 August, 2016

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