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Jadn Soper

Jadn is passionate about traveling the world, meeting new people, and helping those in need. She is involved in volunteering at her local animal shelter, working as a student manager at her high school's writing center, and doing something creative any chance she gets. Her goals for the year are to become conversationally fluent in Spanish, create life-long relationships, and develop her self awareness as a Global Citizen. Her favorite quote is "Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." - Sir Cecil Beaton.

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My Bridge Year in Ecuador…

May 20, 2017

Hey guys! I made an overview compilation of my bridge year in Ecuador. Hope you like it!

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Bienvenidos a Yurak Allpa

May 20, 2017

Hey guys! I made a virtual tour of the zoo I worked at in Ecuador! Yurak Allpa, which means white earth in Kichwa (the indigenous language), is primarily an animal rehabilitation center that opens as a zoo to the public on the weekends to make enough money to buy find. I absolutely loved this apprenticeship,...

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Bienvenidos a Chilcatotora

May 20, 2017

I made a little tour of my town and house in Ecuador. My town, Chilcatotora, is located in the Southern Province of Azuay next to a town called Tarqui. It is a small agricultural town with a population of about 100 people. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeexHWPaP7c&t=11s

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Vacations

May 20, 2017

Remember when I used to write blogs? Me neither… Here are some pictures from all the cool stuff I did in the Amazon instead of writing blogs. IMG_0182.jpg.icloud IMG_0197.jpg.icloud IMG_0205.jpg.icloud IMG_0213.jpg.icloud IMG_0223.jpg.icloud

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My First 74 Days in Country

November 8, 2016

Here are some Virginia Woolf/ Zadie Smith style stream of consciousness thoughts on my first 74 days in Ecuador.   28 August 2016 Slept in a convent with some nuns who are the nicest and smallest women I have ever met. They are now taking us in a giant bus to drop us off with our...

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Not Leaving Everything Behind

August 27, 2016

This is Brownie Bear. When I was 5 years old, my brother and I were in the bath. From what I’ve been told, my parents rushed into the bathroom, put towels on us, and ran us out of the house. There was no time to get clothes. According to the fireman, a candle had been...

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