Sophia Alfaro

Sophia Alfaro is passionate about working hard, learning, and trying new things. She is involved in sports, nannying, and being a part-time barista at her local Starbucks. Her goals for the upcoming year abroad are to help and care for others, learn many new things in and out of the classroom, and become a more well-rounded and balanced individual. She is inspired by those who make something out of nothing in their daily lives and who are exemplars of the "fall down nine times, get up ten" quote.


A reality check

I came in like a sparkler: bright, fun, and shooting embers in every direction. Now, I’ve burnt out. I’ve been held mid-air, slowly disintegrating, becoming smaller and less explosive. I am no longer reacting, no longer on fire. With nothing left to spark, to light,…

28 November, 2018


*Tch* Szo-Fi-Yahh. That’s the sound of whenever my host mom is disappointed or annoyed in something I did or didn’t do. One thing that I’ve loved about my host family is how immediately welcoming they are. How accepting they were and how respectful it was…

17 October, 2018

My Future Found Me

If a stranger were to ask me to describe myself, I would say I am annoyingly persistent, proactively procrastinated, and blindly determined. I'm unbalanced but still crossing the tightrope. When it comes to me, where there's a will, there's always a way. And that's how…

14 August, 2018

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