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Marli Anglim

Marli is passionate about human rights and sustainable living. Her goals for the year are to overcome cultural boundaries, become fluent in Spanish, and to gain a global perspective. Her favorite quote is: "As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson

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Final Reflections

June 7, 2018

  Since returning to the States from Ecuador, countless people have been curious about what my life has been for the past eight months. In the first few weeks of returning, everything that I had grown up with, and had always felt like home, were suddenly completely foreign to me. My body was in Berkeley,...

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Seven Steps to Live Through Death

October 24, 2017

About a week into living with my permanent host family, a close member of their family passed away. This understandably disturbed every member of the family, and completely altered what I expected out of my adjustment to their home. I decided to post a blog about this topic because this has been a large part...

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Disfrutando Ecuatime

October 18, 2017

  Living in the county of Ecuatime, everything moves at a slower pace than back home. Because of this, I have been blessed with time to reflect on where I am. This has allowed me to take in this beautiful rural town the only way I know how, by drawing it. Below is the first...

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The “irresponsible” choice to take a gap year

August 15, 2017

Being irresponsible has never been my thing. I have always made calculated and fully researched decisions, aiming to make the right choice. That is, until I found Global Citizen Year. I discovered GCY only a few days before the deadline to commit to college. At this point, I had completely decided to commit to a...

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