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Noemi Liebe

Noemi is passionate about things such as youth leadership, global health, environmental issues and outdoor activities. She is part of an emergency response team, sings in a choir and has been involved in a variety of youth organizations for many years. Her goals for this year include gaining a deeper understanding of the historic and current relationships between the indigenous people and the remaining population of Ecuador, learning Spanish and hopefully how to dance. Noemi's favorite quote is:"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all", by Hellen Keller.

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Reflections about an unexpected gap-year experience in a nursing home.

March 29, 2017

The summer after I finished high school I felt pretty invincible. I had spent my teenage years striving for bigger things, grabbing every opportunity to learn and explore, challenging myself and working towards getting better. This earned me a scholarship to study my two last years of high school abroad, which was an opportunity that...

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Learning to Learn

January 18, 2017

There is this misbelief about people who take a “gap”-year that I´ve repeatedly come across, and that for some time, I bought into myself. “So I guess you just needed a break?” “That makes sense, some people need a bit of time to figure out what they want to do with their life before going...

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Learning to learn.

January 15, 2017

There is this misbelief about people who take a "gap"-year that I´ve repeatedly come across, and that for some time, I bought into myself. “So I guess you just needed a break?” “That makes sense, some people need a bit of time to figure out what they want to do with their life before going...

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Reasons to smile.

November 17, 2016

I honestly thought that it would be easy to fall in love with Ecuador. As it turns out, it hasn’t been. That isn’t to say however that there aren’t reasons to smile and to be grateful. And so I thought I would make a list of the things and moments that cheer me up and...

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Culture shock.

November 9, 2016

For the past few weeks, I have been trying very hard to boil down my experience to a blogpost which is both concise and accurately describes my time in Ecuador without glorifying it or omitting my struggles with adjusting to being here and loving Ecuador. So for the moment, I will abandon this attempt and...

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En Route

August 22, 2016

I'm trying to keep my eyes open after not getting more than a few consecutive minutes of sleep throughout the night. At this point I've already travelled for twelve hours, with another seventeen to go before I arrive in San Francisco and pre-departure training. I find it quite hard to grasp that I'm actually on...

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