Julia Carter

Last year Julia finished her school requirements and graduated a semester early from high school so that she could spend the extra time traveling through Guatemala, Panama, and Brazil with her brother. She was able to raise money to assist the organizations that she is working with in her travels. Her greatest passion is working with malnourished babies. "Happiness is a choice_


Between You and I

I ask who ever is reading this, to think back to a time when you traveled inside or outside the United States. Whether that trip lasted a few weeks, a few months or a few years. Now I ask you to think back to the time you arrived home to your family and friends and…

04 April, 2013

A Day In The Life

  Below is a video I made for our ‘Day in the Life’ assignment. Enjoy!! Day In The Life Video    

04 April, 2013

The Girl Effect and The Golden Rule

The Girl Effect is a movement powered by the Nike Foundation where adolescent girls are called upon to help solve poverty within their communities. By reducing the percentage of child marriage, teenage pregnancy and the spread of HIV, a young teenage girl has the potential to break generations of poverty and change the life of her family and…

18 March, 2013

Discovering Paradise

I made this video during the of Brazil Program’s In-Country Orientation. I have been unable to post this video until know, so I apologize for the lateness. I hope you enjoy seeing a bit of the beauty the Brazil Cohort got to experience during our Orientation. Enjoy! Beijos (kisses) from Brazil.

26 February, 2013

Beyond The Paper Illusions

What do you see in the picture above? Two realities exist, whether you see the young woman or an elderly woman. Illusions like this are meant to make you look twice, to train not only your eyes, but also your imagination to see things in a different perspective. Many aspects of society often beg multiple…

22 January, 2013

Jigsaw Puzzles

When I was younger, I loved working on jigsaw puzzles with my grandmother. I loved getting down to eye level with the table and seeing life from the eyes of the puzzle pieces. With half my face revealed, I would watch as a picture magically materialized from what used to be 1000 little pieces of…

04 December, 2012

Home sweet home

Throughout the past three weeks, I have lived in three different homes. Whether it was a dorm, a hostel, or a local’ house, I knew I had found a home in each place because I knew without a doubt that I belonged there. My time at Stanford was spent meeting 92 amazing people who all…

24 September, 2012

Dream Come True

I first heard about Global Citizen Year during my sophomore year of high school. My older brother discovered the program and thought the mission of the program was both important and unique; something his sister would thrive in. Being only a sophomore, the thought of taking a year off from college did not seem like…

10 July, 2012

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Julia Carter