Trevor Hall

Trevor has a passion for learning new things and cultivating new passions. He tends to venture out of his comfort zone, sparking his passion for mathematics, tennis, theater, hammocking, science, and medicine. Trevor wishes to not only learn a new language and a foreign culture in Brazil, but also have an enriching experience where he will learn lessons that he believes a college education cannot teach him. He has several personal goals, both wild and sensible, for himself during his bridge year. A glimpse of some of those goals: spread his love for hammocking with his fellows in the Brazilian Maldives, unleash his nonexistent dancing skills at Carnival, and meet face-to-face with a monkey and a Southern right whale. After his year away in Brazil, Trevor intends to get his degree at Tufts and go on to attend medical school. After that, he aspires to help revolutionize global health and to improve health equity across the world. "The irony of the human condition is that we are so focused on reaching some point in our journey, some happiness, or some goal, that we seem to forget that the journey itself is where life happens. "-some unknown word wizard


Capstone: Tying up Loose Ends Above is my Global Citizen Year capstone video where I show a little piece of my long, but too short, experience abroad in Florianopolis. My video-making skills obviously need some work, but when I think back on my 8 months in Brazil I will…

26 May, 2018

My Biggest Mistake

Using the wrong verb conjugation. Lying to my host mother about my whereabouts to avoid trouble. Not drinking enough water or using enough sunscreen. All mistakes that I made over my bridge year. Misguided judgments are human nature and are bound to happen no matter…

15 May, 2018


Where is home? Is it a country? A city? Or a thing? And how can I feel so wrong in a place, but simultaneously fit it like a glove? These are all questions I ask myself daily in Brasil, which is a country that I…

15 March, 2018

Too Good at Goodbyes

  Tchau Tchau   Besides abacaxi, muito, and beleza, these words are the most common I speak in Portuguese. I like the feeling  the farewell has as it rolls around in a rhythmic circle in my mouth. No, I do not enjoy saying goodbyes to everyone I meet…

10 December, 2017

Bleached Hands and Backflips

Bleach is for clothes. Not for hair. At least this is what I thought until today. As I rest my body against this hard bus seat, I reek of bleach. My hands are stained in the best way they have ever been before. I am…

01 November, 2017

Dear Class of 2018

I was stuck under an endless rainy cloud, with no idea of the intentions for my education.In high school, I was rarely learning lessons applicable to my future. I was memorizing information, not retaining it.I felt like I learned more about how to study the…

02 October, 2017

Don’t judge a gap year by its cover

"You’re eyes are blue…and you’re white, so you’re rich"These words sent goosebumps down my body. But it was not the goosebumps you feel whenever you hear a warm, empowering song on the radio. The shivers were cold and uncomfortable. I was at my job, and…

02 August, 2017

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