Erik Oline

Erik can usually be found outside unless he is in a pool playing water polo. He is a competitive Nordic ski racer, an experienced outdoorsman, and an avid fly fisherman. He is passionate about sharing his love of fishing with young people as a guide at a fly fishing summer camp in Northern California. He is always ready for an adventure and he is looking forward to his adventures with Global Citizen Year. “You don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing.”

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How was Africa?

                Hey it’s me again. So it turns out that I’m required to post another blog, and as my email inbox is now bursting with other Fellows blogs from June 6th who are scrambling to meet the June 7th deadline I figured I should hop on that boat, the June 7th boat rather, because yesterday…

07 June, 2018

The Cheeseburger at the End of the Tunnel

Bacon, it’s going to have bacon, lots of bacon. And iceberg lettuce, with honey Dijon mustard and a phat pickle on the side. As I write this I have exactly three weeks left in my host family. Every night when I enter the date into my journal I shudder when I write ‘March’. The past…

15 March, 2018

Crocodiles, Tigerfish, a Redhead, and to Much Dust

  Wow. I knew that independent travel in Senegal was going to be nuts, I just had no idea that it would be as amazing as it turned out to be. Here’s a quick recap of the crazy past few weeks. It all started on November 10th. That day I was indulging myself in the…

10 February, 2018

Sama Waa Kerga

                My halfway point of my time in Senegal is just days away now; if I blinked I would have missed the past 3.5 months. I figured that by this point I probably should have devoted a bit more of this blog towards my amazing host family, but hey, better late than never. My host…

20 December, 2017

Where I’m From

    I was running through some old photos on my computer the other day and one caught my attention. I took this photo on a failed fishing trip on the Deschutes river in May. The photo is taken from the inside of my car, facing west towards a large bluff on the opposite bank…

24 November, 2017

Three Thousand Six Hundred and Thirty Eight Point Two Five

Well, this has been a long time coming. I apologize for not writing lately, I decide to apply to Colorado College just for “fun”, so I have been channeling all my writing energy into several essays for the application. But now that is said and done, so I can return to my peevish ranting of…

10 November, 2017

New Continent, New Family

9-18-17 Keur Birima, Senegal.  (wrote on the 18th, but uploaded 21st – Limited internet) Last Sunday (10-9) I left the comfort of the Tostan Training Center and headed out to meet my host family for the next seven months. Earlier in the week I had received a small packet about my host family and community…

21 September, 2017

Dry heat to Humid Heat

9-4-17 Theis, Senegal. Let’s go back…… I arrived at Stanford University for the orientation last Sunday. Between now and then a lot has happened. The orientation week (or Global Launch) was very busy, there are about 140 “fellows” in total, but only 23 of us are in the Senegal Cohort (we are the elite cohort…

05 September, 2017

Erik oline blog entry 1

T-minus 23 Days First off, I would like to thank all the people that have made my gap year possible. Thank you to all my teachers that motivated me through high school. Thank you to my friends and family who are supporting my year abroad. Thank you to all the people that donated toward my…

04 August, 2017

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