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Rene Ramos


A Place Like Home

June 7, 2018

Though I finally made it back home I returned to something I still, after 2 months, cannot grow accustomed to. Reverse Culture shock hits you in a completely different way than any Culture Shock you might experience. It takes what was previously your everyday life, your home, your sentiments and throws it all under the...

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Reflections Before My Last Month

March 3, 2018

With only a month left within Ecuador, I don’t think that there is anything more I can say to the family that houses me, and the program that funded me other than thank you. There is no other words that can properly communicate how I keep this year long experience in me. To give examples...

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An Open Letter to Who Stole Neji

February 15, 2018

You barely got away. If I, or anyone else, had come back just an hour earlier you would have never gotten the chance to take Neji. Now that you have what you wanted though, there’s not much I can do. I know you don’t care that Neji had a family. I bet by now you’ve...

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An introduction to Ecuador

December 29, 2017

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October 18, 2017

0:00 : Walking out of the classroom, two kids walk in with brooms and dustpans. Seems common within the school to have kids clean the classroom once school is out. Tired and hungry, I don’t think twice. 0:14 : Walked down the stairs and out the huge wooden doors of the building to walk outside...

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Too excited to wait

July 31, 2017

Honestly, waiting is the hardest part in this whole process. You can be working on all these requirements, but what is coming up ahead is something that I just can't shake off. I'm too excited for what is coming up ahead. There is no fear or doubt in my mind as of this moment and...

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