Joshua Gervais

Joshua Gervais is passionate about foreign relations. He is involved in addressing issues surrounding environmental activism, challenging global socioeconomic disparities, and discovering communities dedicated to building a better tomorrow. His goals for the year are: to become proficient in French, learn all that he can about the culture of his host family, and to make friends along every step of his journey. His favorite quote is-- "And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain: When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.”-- Haruki Murakami


Thoughts of ‘the Adventurer’

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the concept of “adventuring”. If I’m being honest, this has been something I’ve borderline obsessed over since before I even arrived here in Senegal. So much so, in fact, that for a Global Citizen Year talent show, I wrote AND performed a poem I entitled “To Be An Adventurer”. The…

15 January, 2020

Majesty of the Mundane

Well, here we are— a whole two months since I first touched down in Senegal. Two months of blunders, and triumphs; home sickness, and familial bonding; nightmarish faux pas, and phantasmagoric cultural experiences: the pitfalls of throwing oneself wholeheartedly into a new culture, and its indescribable rewards. After two months spent on this veritable roller…

06 November, 2019

The Power of Daydreaming

It is exactly 5 days until my 18th birthday, and 10 days until I embark on my journey to halfway across the world– a fact that has only just crashed upon my unsuspecting psyche. For my first blog, I want to reflect on the things that have led to this upcoming adventure: rejection, an Instagram…

20 August, 2019

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