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Jayshawn Anderson

Jayshawn has recently been involved with the community in a small town in Ecuador. He has visited twice in the past year to help teach English and computer classes. He is passionate about the issue of wealth inequality in the United States, and does not believe that economic growth should remain restricted to the 1%.


My Year Summarized (Video)

April 23, 2013

Take a look at my year captured in four minutes.

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Reaction to ‘Brazil on the Rise’ Chapter: Brazil Becoming a “Serious Country”

April 7, 2013

I am convinced Brazilians are a bit obsessed with comparing their country to the United States, not to put us down a peg but to raise their own status. In Brazil on the Rise by Larry Rohter, a book that our cohort read during our first training block, the chapter that most captured me was...

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I Want What You Have Without Being Who You Are…

April 4, 2013

How is it that the majority of Salvador crave what Americans are known for creating and consuming (iPhones, iPods, the latest Blockbuster hits, Nike shoes, the NBA, NFL, shirts that have phrases they can’t even read, the list goes on) while all the while criticizing our every move? This idea has baffled me since my...

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A Day In My Brother’s Life

February 26, 2013 Check out the video at the above link.

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A Day in My Life

December 5, 2012

5:30-7:30: Whenever my eyes have had enough of the early morning sunlight, it is time for my body to get up (yes, it’s sunny around 6 here in Salvador, Bahia). 8:00: Café da Manhã (breakfast), which usually consists of coffee, fruits, bread, cheese, and presunto (a slice of ham). 8:20: The Walk. My NGO is about...

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In Country Orientation Video

November 13, 2012

Check out my In Country Orientation video!

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Alternative Lifestlyes

October 1, 2012

Far removed from the big city, the town of Capão has its own unique identity.  The town is made up of foreigners and passing tourists and backpackers combined with native Brazilians, making this a special place. For example, my host father is French, but lived in Spain, Argentina, Australia, and the UK and his “wife”...

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A Member of the Family

July 10, 2012

I have fallen in love twice now. In the past year, I have spent almost three months in Ecuador. That is to say, I have spent a quarter of the past 365 days here in ¨El Mitad del Mundo.¨ Last summer, I was here for a month with Global Routes constructing bleachers and bathrooms for...

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