Fellow Stories

True gap year stories from Fellows abroad!

Check out the latest blogs from Global Citizen Year Fellows in Brazil, Ecuador, and India!

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Virtual Exhibition

2020-05-09

For my Capstone Project, I have arranged a small virtual exhibition of my drawings that I did while I was in Pune! You can either click on the link or scroll down to look at the images! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HgxIwQX_RiTjJzTcYcM4R9SDuWsSkHgw9e-gHMr2bPc/edit?usp=sharing

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Los que nos cuidan

2020-05-04

The De la Torres are an endlessly loving, patient, and thoughtful family whose priority is always their unit. For people that are so devoted to their bond, I realize how lucky I was to be embraced by them without question.   The first week with my host family I instinctively inherited the role of an...

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Dancing on Lakshmi Road: Moving Forward

2020-04-16

Disclaimer: If you would rather listen to me read, here is my YouTube link to my edited audio:  https://youtu.be/7z9CgeZ0HO4 “I saw you guys.” The second she said those words I could feel the rocks hit the belly of my stomach.    Oh boy.   My agi Vijaya loved to playfully taunt me. Her jokes bared...

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Becoming a Niece

2020-04-04

This year I learned that language isn’t necessary for connection.     I ended up coming to a host family which spoke perfect English, but I couldn’t wrap my head around why we didn’t connect. It took me seven months to realize that I still don’t know. Eventually, I found a loop-hole in that I didn’t need...

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Singing To My Rickshaw Drivers

2020-03-27

March 11th, 2020 “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” – Khalil Gibran In early December, I was very happy. My school routine fell into place and felt fulfilling, I had found some of my best friends, I loved my host family, and I felt like I was really...

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What I Want To Remember

2020-03-21

How was your trip? Let me tell you. Let me tell you how the sun never failed to rise at 6 AM and descend behind the Andes mountains precisely twelve hours after. About the incredible view of the sunset from the small, wooden table outside of the restaurant. How I watched it almost every day,...

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Places and Faces

2020-03-09

Alright people, here it is… The long awaited photo album of my travels throughout December and January. ~ The first trip was to Manta, a city on the coast, with my friends Buddy, Luke, Amelia, Sadie, Abby, and Drew. I didn’t take that many photos because we pretty much just went to the beach, which...

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Roads

2020-02-28

I have been away from home for three years now. I only visit during summer, I turned 17, 18, 19 away from home, 3 Christmas away from home. Sometimes I feel like hitting the road, but my heart races everytime I begin a journey. I don't drive and I can't fly a plane. Travelling is...

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Tomorrow’s Dust

2020-02-27

HEY THERE! Coming at ya from Toubatoul Senegal! I'm currently sitting on my teal woven plastic mat on my bedroom floor, finishing a nice little late night snack of a red apple and some chunky peanut butter. Quirky snacks like this remind me of home. I occasionally get whiffs of certain perfumes of people passing...

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