True gap year stories from Fellows abroad!
Check out the latest blogs from Global Citizen Year Fellows in Brazil, Ecuador, and India!
Live From The Field
Namaste! Tomorrow I leave for India, a country I for years have felt a connection with, without ever being able to explain why and what connects us. I am a bit nervous about the temperature, my lack of appropriate clothes and my Hindi which is at a level of a two year old kid –...Read More
Indiana Nunez Sharer
I come from a land where beneath the surface of the ground there is rich, terracotta colored clay. It is clay that when walked upon adheres to the bottom of your soles and if those soles just happen to be bare, well, you will find your feet to be tinted red. In this same land from which I come...Read More
The Bigger Picture
I’ve always been a victim to “the bigger picture.” I was going to start this off with, “I’ve always been a victim to the thought of the bigger picture” but it’s not just a thought. It’s a reality. It’s the now. It’s the tomorrow. It’s the when you’re gone and everyone forgets your name. It...Read More
Making the Grade or Making a Difference
This is a slightly adapted essay I wrote during my first semester of senior year, in a class called Advanced Writing Workshop. I thought it would shed light into my reasons for pursuing a bridge year. Walking down the fluorescently lit hallway of West High School between classes, my chest and stomach feel tight. I...Read More
Something About Geography
Wow. I’m finally here. Sitting on a plane 30,000 feet (or something like that) above my hometown, listening to the oddly appropriate song Something about Geography, and beginning a journey I’ve been dreaming about for my whole life (more or less). Maybe we should start from the beginning. I’m from a small town...Read More