Fellow Stories

True gap year stories from Fellows abroad right now.

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

A Cajas Misadventure

Taylor Molina

, 21 January, 2020

When kids are little everyone breaks something. You see Tommy come into first grade with an arm cast. Everyone thinks it’s so cool because now we all get to write our names on it like our little narcissistic selves would love to do. Now, Tommy…

Palabras de Elaine

Elaine Liang

, 20 January, 2020

A Manosalvas Fonte Christmas tradition where each family unit prepares a skit with the funniest skit winning a grand prize. Our family were characters from the Mexican comedy “El Chavo del Ocho”, and I was the main character, Chavo. We won the grand prize- a…

Christmas Poem

Geraldo Sibinde

, 20 January, 2020

That was my third Christmas away from home, and the past three years have been different, I miss the vibes, my family and their love and affection, home is the best place to be. I was curious about Christmas traditions here in Brazil, and  when…

Christmas Poem

Geraldo Sibinde

, 20 January, 2020

That was my third Christmas away from home, and the past three years have been different, I miss the vibes, my family and their love and affection, home is the best place to be. I was curious about Christmas traditions here in Brazil, and  when…

A Spoonful of Honey

nephraterie Smith

, 18 January, 2020

All it takes to defeat oneself is an overdose of confidence and an empty belly.  When I was a little girl, my sister and I followed the strict “Candy Friday Rule.” Every other Friday, we would have rows and flavours of enticing, diabetes giving candy….

Market Mayhem

nephraterie Smith

, 18 January, 2020

No one in this world could’ve ever told me that the color of fruit would be inspiring my days, projects, and styles. When I wake up in the morning to pick 9 different fruits and vegetables that I will be eating in a day to…

Viva El Paro

nephraterie Smith

, 18 January, 2020

10:31 October 13th was when I could finally take a breath. The past two weeks had been filled with anxiety, curiosity, boredom, learning, and confusion. From protests taking place outside the homes and jobs of our team leaders and fellows to running out of food,…

Already attached

Justus Rivers

, 17 January, 2020

I always wanted to have a little brother and I think my wish came true. I remember coming to my host family the first time and he was so frightened of me and I really didn’t know what to do because I never really had…

Yaay and mom

Justus Rivers

, 17 January, 2020

Successful mothers are not the ones that never struggled. they’re the ones that never give up, despite the struggles. – Sharon Jaynes