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Nikita Dolin

Nikita is passionate about ending world hunger. He finds it unfair that he can easily get three full meals a day while others are starving. He is involved in trying new sports and perfecting old ones, as well as learning new skills that will help him in the future, like meditation. His goals for the upcoming year are to learn what it's like to live in a more rural area of a developing country, to gain a better understanding of the hardships faced and communicate effectively with his future community members.


An Ecuadorian Love Story

December 30, 2013

You asked me where I am. Well, short story long; I’m 20 minutes outside a town that you cannot find on a map. I’m also 40 minutes outside the capital of nothing; nothing less than everything you need. If you take the journey somehow from the south, you should make sure to go when the sun is half...

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How It Is

October 28, 2013

These words are hard for me to say. Not because I am a coward but because I have wanted to be accepted earlier and all through my life I assumed that if I were strong and showed a bare minimum of emotion, I would have just that; acceptance, love, wanting. So here goes nothing; This...

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Under the Full Moon

October 28, 2013

I went to a Native South American drum circle two days before I left for my main homestay which is now a month ago. I knew I had no rhythm but eventually I let myself go and joined in on the music, letting it envelope me in it’s strong yet warm embrace. Something felt wrong...

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Questions. Thoughts. Feelings

September 4, 2013

What are you doing? What are you thinking? Where are you going? What’s the point? What is life? Why do we live? What meaning do we have? Do we have a set destiny? Can we change anything? Are we just here for the ride or can we choose every part? Why did that happen? Why...

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