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Isabel Munoz Beaulieu

Isabel is passionate about art, dance, philosophy, and culture. She is a UWC student involved in multiple activities including an NGO in high-school named Saving Future Generations which creates student-led projects in developing countries. She also took part in the organizing team of TEDxUWCRCN and also she was part of a voluntary group which helped people with disabilities to involve themselves in nature and outdoor activities. Isabel is also very keen on MUNs as a delegate and chair and hopes to continue this in the future. Her goals for the year are to learn from Indian culture and language, and also to develop new skills and ideas that will help her grow and develop as a person.



June 7, 2018

I have many thoughts about my bridge year in Senegal that it's hard to write them down and share them. However, there are certain things that I learned and experienced that I want to keep with me for the rest of my life. These are lessons that I hope I will never forget therefore I'm...

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51 things I will miss about Senegal

March 8, 2018

1. Watching guys running towards a moving vehicle in order to be able to get in it. 2. Taking the public bus early in the morning and being able to see the city wake up. 3. Eating oily street omelettes and sugary nescafé. 4. Eating around the same bowl with my family. 5. Walking through...

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Bukaan/Sama Ker

March 8, 2018

Bukaan. My time in Senegal is nearly over, and after 6 months in country I thought that it was time to share the most important part of my experience in country; my host family. I live in a rural village named Colobane in the area of Lehar. Lehar, also know as Pambal, is composed of...

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The country with infinite peace.

February 4, 2018

While roaming through the crazy streets of Senegal in a bus that is not the most comfortable mode of transport I’ve been in in my life, Izzy, another fellow, decides to ask me what I think about Norway and its people. I suddenly got reminded of the two years I spent living there and how...

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Why Am I In Senegal?

December 8, 2017

    “Oh Isa, you have such a good heart.” “You are so brave, I admire you so much.” “You have such a caring heart, going to help the ones that need it the most.” “I am so proud of you, I couldn’t go to Africa to volunteer.”   These are comments I have constantly...

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Blog Entry Three

October 12, 2017

I’ve been contemplating for a while  what to write my next blog about, and I came to the conclusion that pictures speak more than a thousand words, and hence I will show you my first month through them! Life in the village is very chill, and people would often just sit under a tree a...

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Blog Entry 2

September 7, 2017

I’ve been in Thiés, Senegal for almost a week now and I must admit that I’m loving this country. Since making lists is therapeutic for me, as weird as it sounds, I’m going to list the things I’ve observed and experienced this week that are making me fall in love with this country ‘ndank ndank’...

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Blog Entry 1

August 21, 2017

Not so long ago I was reading a magazine and encountered a quote which read: “Real choices require  courage”; I ripped the whole page off, grabbed some tape and put it on my wall. At that time, I didn’t really think much about it, I just liked how it looked in my room. However, now...

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