Mae Reilly

Mae is passionate about the environment and soccer. She was involved with her schools ASB, Orchestra and worked at the Boys and Girls Club. She coached and referees soccer. Her goals for this year are to immerse herself in the culture and learning the language and figuring out what the future holds.


Cap Stone Reflection

For my capstone project I decided to do a video compilation of my community and all the people I met. While making it and watching it before I posted it filled me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and sadness. Seeing all the wonderful people I had the opportunity to meet and all the amazing experiences…

07 June, 2018


​​ Unfortunately,  my time in Brazil came to an end about a month ago. Currently I am working at a Brazilian café, trying to maintain my Portuguese and pão de queijo addiction. I was looking back on my time and here are a few of my favorite photos. 1. My first incredibly nice and sweet host…

07 June, 2018

Regionl Recconect 3: Survival Style

Throughout this seven months we had regional reconnects with the people in our immediate cohort. Our last one was about two weeks ago, the Garopaba cohort went into the woods with ex-military men to do an overnight survival course. This photo is us heading there and before seeing how intense the course leaders were. After…

24 March, 2018

The Unexpected Visitor

Over these last seven months my greatest struggle has been all of the insects and creepy crawlies. I’ve become okay with ants in the house, spiders all over the place (as long as they’re not poisonous and don’t jump) and the little geckos that reside on the ceilings. The one type of  creepy crawlies that…

20 March, 2018

My Daily Life with Dogs

Every morning I have no need for an alarm, I am either woken up by one of two roosters, or by a dog whining or barking. When I try to leave the house there’s a pretty good chance I am going to be followed. Not by a person but by a dog. The dogs here…

20 October, 2017

Finally Here!!

It seems like years ago I applied to and got accepted by Global Citizen Year (GCY). When I got in I felt like  everything was falling into place. About two years ago my parents told my siblings and me that they would treat each of us to a trip. My brother and sister both went…

27 August, 2017

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Mae Reilly