London Samson

London Samson is passionate about serving others, human rights, and animal equality. Throughout high school, she was involved in Peace Jam - a program working to help others nationwide. She was also a member of her school's dance team, holding the Team Captain position for two years. Her goals for the year are to become fluent in French, form great relationships with her host family and other fellows, and leave a great impact on the people of Senegal. "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi


What Have You Learned?

Just a small section from my answer to the question “What have you learned this year?” “…So much. I’ve learned that while I am an outgoing and outspoken person I desperately need my alone time in order to stay mentally healthy. I’ve learned that no matter the situation I always try to see the best…

06 May, 2019


For the longest time, I dreaded the idea of having to continue school after the 4 long years of high school. It wasn’t until recently, during this much needed gap year, that I felt excited about heading back into the classroom. I’ll give you some background, I used to “like” school for the social accommodations…

20 March, 2019

From a few months ago…

April By April I will not only be London Samson but also Mame Amy Ndiaye. I will have had my fair share of Cheb, ghete, and sauce soble. I will have eaten approximately 200 baguettes and loved every single one of them. I will have learned that waking up at 7 am is a lot…

14 February, 2019


I’d say it’s easy to fall in love with a place when the sun sneaks into your room through thin metal shutters at 7 am and the birds accompany it in song. When your instant coffee and breakfast baguette pair well with staring off into the sky carelessly. When walking down the street has become…

05 October, 2018

To Make a Change & Be Alive

  You know when you’re young, like really young, with your messy hair and stuffed animals, and people ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?,” and you sit there for a second thinking about all the crazy possibilities of the things you could become before blurting out, “a superhero!” or “a…

16 August, 2018

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