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Gabrielle Santos

Gabrielle is passionate about learning. During high school, she was involved in a nonprofit organization called buildOn. Through this program, she was able to complete over 300 hours of community service and help to improve her own community. She also had the chance to spend two weeks in Nepal to build the foundation of a school alongside village members. Her goals for the year are to adapt to the Ecuadorean culture, step out of her comfort zone, and to grow. Her favorite quote is, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others," - Mahatma Gandhi.


Why not?

January 11, 2015

Why do you want to join a bridge year program? Why aren’t you going straight to college? Why do you want to live in a different country? These are all questions I’ve been asked countless times. My passion for learning about different cultures began with buildOn, a non-profit organization that builds schools in 7 developing...

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