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Kaya Pearson-Gaglia

Kaya Rain Pearson-Gaglia is passionate about making himself better and striving to make everyone around him grow as well. He was involved in the African american scholars club, volunteers at his fathers basketball program working with young athletes, and is a former "A Better Chance Scholar". His goals for the year are too grow as a person in all aspects of who he is and to make the most of the experience that he has earned.

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Their baby is growing up

February 20, 2019

My time here has been extremely special and positively changed me as a person and possibly my favorite part of the time here has been being able to share what I have been experiencing with my family who have come to visit. Being able to show them that “their baby” was able to come to...

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“It’s ok to cry bro” (in Joseph’s voice)

October 24, 2018

It is 2:33 am on Wednesday October 24th and I am currently crying in my bed and can’t sleep. I have always heard of home sickness but I’ve never really experienced it for myself until now. It’s been a little over a month in Ecuador and it’s been nothing but posativity and amazing experiences and...

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Really? It’s only been a week?

September 14, 2018

The fact that I am in another country just truly hit me. My host family is hosting a church gathering at my home and playing Christian rock so loud the house is shaking. If you know anything about the way I was raised this is definitely a new experience for me. It has finally been...

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The past does not define me

August 30, 2018

Going into global citizen year I was scared, anxious, and I held a lot of emotional baggage. I was skeptical of what the true reason I came into this program is but after the last group meeting we had I can confidently say I have found my purpose.  As some of you may know I...

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What Have I Gotten My Self Into?

August 25, 2018

Welcome to my first blog post! I just want to address the fact that I have absolutely no idea what to share at this point 😅. The last three weeks have truly been a blur. I have had to pack up my life and put it in a bag, I have had to see family left...

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