Tenzin Gyalmo

Tenzin Gyalmo is passionate about medicine and traveling. She is involved in environmental conservation, a youth development organization in Bhutan and desires to fight for better healthcare in her home country. Her goals for this year is to learn from the firsthand interactions with Brazilian culture and to learn of her strengths and weaknesses through such experiences. She expects to be able to communicate in Portuguese and make Brazilian friends. She wants to learn and reflect on her role within the community.


An Entry from my Journal. On the way back Home

18th April, 2019 Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India. It was an amazing experience. On the way back home to Bhutan, I find myself answering to people in Portuguese involuntarily. It is a beautiful language and I hope I never lose it. With 7 months in Brazil, I sometimes feel like I could have…

03 June, 2019

A Letter

A letter to me just starting the GCY journey. (And to future fellows who might read this) Dear me, You are getting way ahead of yourself. It’s great that you have these expectations but your expectations will serve you a good laugh. Seven months in Brazil seems like such a long time but it will go…

13 May, 2019


[image: IMG_1616.jpeg] *Image 1. Laguna (Learning Seminar 2)* Hello people. I went MIA there for a bit, didn’t I? It’s March and I can confidently say that I have finally mapped out my daily routine here. You are right, it is about time isn’t it? I mean I have been here 7 months, but 7…

11 March, 2019


Ola!!!    So, it’s been 12 days since I hugged my family goodbye in Bhutan. It’s been 10 days since I hugged my ex-roomie (shout out to Jasmine) goodbye. It’s been 2 days since I hugged my fellow fellows of other cohorts goodbye. (I hope you guys are having a great time in your countries!)…

04 September, 2018

On to Another Place I Shall Call Home

I grew up calling a two-room apartment my home. As we shifted three more times, I realized that home is where my family is. A family of 5 turned into a family of 7 and just like that my home expanded. My friends make me feel at home. A book makes me feel at home….

20 August, 2018

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