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Sarah Candee

Sarah Candee has many passions and is still figuring out how to combine them all ― computer science, ethnic studies, stage management, women's studies, business, languages and journalism. Her family's endless need for "off the beaten path" experiences have influenced her in her decision to take a bridge year with Global Citizen. Her goal is to make her mark in a place greater than her Wisconsin town.Her favorite quote is “The pursuit of knowledge, is a worthy objective in its own right and needs no external validation.” ― Gene Rosellini


My Path in Senegal

June 7, 2018

Senegal Capstone Video: There are some places in the world that, once visited, go straight to your heart and never leave. For me, Senegal is such a place. Upon returning to the States, I have grappled with how to share my personal experience in Senegal. Peoples’ predetermined notions of how my experience should have been...

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My Senegal is not Your Africa

March 14, 2018

The 230 day program cycle is coming to an end and although I am not in the States yet, my life has already swung full-throttle back to American time. This means the constant hustle to do better, be better, and make better.   University orientation, family gatherings, various events and dates with friends have already...

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10 Reasons Why a Taking a Bridge Year is the Right Choice

December 9, 2017

Trying to make a university decision at only eighteen years old is difficult — even more difficult if you don’t know what you want to do yet (and if you do, chances are it will change). The popularity of bridge years — also known as gap years —  is growing amongst high school seniors.  ...

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From Classroom to Staffroom

November 6, 2017

High school was never my favorite place. I never really enjoyed it — never really thrived. In actuality, my high school experience is probably part of why I chose to take a gap year. From day one of freshman year I counted the days to my graduation, four years later. Somehow, don’t ask me how,...

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Why Fear is Good

August 28, 2017

The last time I flew into SFO I held the hand of a strange woman during takeoff; I feared flying alone. Now, less than two years later, I’m on a flight to SFO again and the two seats beside me are empty. My fear today is different. My fear is not of a rough flight...

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A Forethought

July 27, 2017

In just a few short weeks I will be boarding a flight to California for my pre-departure training. There, I will be meeting other Fellows in my cohort, getting my location in Senegal, and getting some basic training to better prepare myself for when I step off the plane in Africa. At this point, those...

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