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Mitchell Ryan

Mitchell is passionate about meeting new people, eating new foods and laughing. Throughout high school he was almost always found either playing year-round soccer, reading, or practicing the alto saxophone. His goals for the year are learning a new language, immersing himself in a new culture and pursuing his interests in environmental sustainability.

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The front yard

April 7, 2014

In this flimsy white chair, on this slightly chilly and sun soaked afternoon, alone, I look down at Juba, our 2 year old mutt. He blinks lazily up at me seeming to never have any trouble taking it all in. Teach me to be like you, Juba. I’ve found myself in this same position countless...

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Letting Go of Expectation

December 30, 2013

It’s hard to tie up all I’ve experienced in my almost four months here within one blog post. That’s probably my own fault for not writing sooner. Brazil has kept me pretty busy–emotionally at least. I’ll spare you the little details of breaking into tears at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in the bathroom, but you...

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Ready for Adventure

July 18, 2013

I guess you could say I’ve always been an adventurous person. Not adventurous in the sense that I spend my summers traveling through Europe or weekends hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but more so in the sense that I have never been one to think twice about trying out strange and colorful experiences. This...

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