Peter Dull

Peter Dull is passionate about humanitarianism, discovering new cultures, and forming lifetime relationships. In his high school, Peter worked alongside his high school counselors and together they worked with students who struggled with academic or emotional worries. In addition, he served as a student ambassador for the Tournament of Roses organization. In the future, he hopes to master Wolof, learn how to showcase African excellence through the use of media, and teach others how to smile more. His favorite quote comes from William Arthur Ward, "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness".


Ten Tips for Those Interested in Taking a (GCY) Gap Year in Senegal

Known as the Land of Teranga (Hospitality in Wolof), Senegal is a great place to test your limits and be able to immerse yourself in a societal context polar to your own. While learning the culture and language is great, you need to also learn how to set appropriate expectations that are realistic with your…

26 May, 2019

Allowing Yourself to Break Free

There is never a dull moment in Senegal (pun intended). As I make my final errands for my supervisor’s wedding in Dakar and wrap up my final community project, I often forget those who have been with me throughout this entire journey: my host family. Although I had issues initially when I was assimilating into…

23 March, 2019

May the Best Candidate Win

The Senegalese elections are here! This Sunday, Senegalese citizens will vote and elect their next president for the next five years. At a time when the US State Dept. declared a level 2 warning for US citizens, I am watching the political festivities on the family television set and making sure I don’t get hurt…

22 February, 2019

Gap Year in Senegal Re: Your blog update!

Hello! As some of you know, I am in Senegal, West Africa until April. That means that I may not be able to respond to you immediately. Please give me some time until I read your email and respond. However, if this message is urgent and needs to be responded immediately, please consider these options….

01 February, 2019

Wolof 101

[image: DSCN0738.JPG] (A candid picture of the best person in Senegal aka Yaye Bouba Diop Fall) How do I get around Senegal with a language only spoken by 10 million people globally? Here are some common phrases I use daily and my favorite words that are fun to say. How much is this? -> ñaata…

17 January, 2019

Riding African Sand Dunes, Seeking Medical Attention, and Meeting My Dad’s Second Wife… Oh My!

It has been a little over a month since arriving here in Senegal. Here is a list of things that I did not expect coming here: – how every kid will call you tubbab (Westerner in Wolof) and go up to you and stroke your hair and skin (now I am fine with kids calling…

04 October, 2018

Life is a Highway — It’s Okay to Pull Over

Throughout my life, I sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle operated by the expectations of society. In order to reach your destination safely and with guaranteed results, you behave like what you were instructed to and expedite your college degree by skipping out what the world offers around you. As a victim of…

25 August, 2018

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