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Sarah Coyne

Originally from Ohio, Sarah now resides in Rutherfordton, North Carolina where she enjoys swimming, running, and helping others in her community. Sarah is a passionate individual and a strong advocate for young women, providing a voice for young girls at the GS National Convention in 2008 and volunteering during the local election campaigns in her community this past year. Sarah is also an accomplished musician and has traveled to Russia, Walt Disney World, and Washington D.C. with her school’s band and orchestra throughout her high school career. During her year abroad with Global Citizen Year, Sarah is excited to meet similarly passionate people while at the same time harnessing her own passions to make an impact in the global community.


Estou Aprendendo A Cozinhar

November 19, 2011

A quick excerpt from a typical day in the life of Igatu, Bahia:  After spending two hours in Centro Cultural sorting out books and organizing them into their respective genres (Romance, Idiomas, Módulos Pré Vestibular) I head home, starving for some almoço (lunch). I find my host dad Neu working on some home improvement project,...

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Pelourinho: A City Within A City

October 3, 2011

  Pelourhino resides in the Centro Histórico of Salvador, Bahia. Its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture holds the largest accumulation of historic wealth from the seventeenth and eighteen centuries in the Americas, and remains as a mark of national identity for Bahians all across the state. Watch the video to learn more!

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Instant Tourist Attraction

September 12, 2011

I pretty much get constant stares anywhere I go on the streets of Salvador. My blonde hair blue-eyed status is something quite foreign in a place where around eighty percent of the population is Afro-Brasilian, and I’m pretty sure my khaki pants and chaco sandals do not help my cause. Needless to say, I attract...

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An Enriching Experience

September 7, 2011

August 27, 2011 was the send-off event for the Class of 2012 Global Citizen Year Fellows. Celebrating in the form of a family-style barbecue we ate, laughed, listened, and said our farewells to family and friends. Before the event, I had the pleasure to talk to my family via Skype for the first time since...

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Building a Foundation

July 5, 2011

I still get random bursts of excitement with adrenaline surging through my body and a smile plastered across my face when I begin to think about this upcoming year. It’s amazing to think that one month ago I was grudgingly getting ready for graduation  — senioritis still in full-gear — pathetically confused about my college...

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