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!

Magic in the Air

Maddi McGirr

, 20 November, 2018

Today I am sharing a creative piece from the Final football match I went to a few nights ago. The teams playing were my street (Ndoutt) vs another street (Fogne) in my town, Tivaouane. I wanted to share the atmosphere with you as it was…

Gamou: Celebrating the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Sovichea Kon

, 19 November, 2018

[image: DSC04114.JPG] As disappointed as I may be during the Magal Touba for not being allowed to participate by the programme policy, last night was my first chance in participating in an Islamic celebration of the Gamou. In preparation of the Gamou, our extended relatives…

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Bridget Wickiser

, 19 November, 2018

I am passionate about science, music, and working with children. During high school, I was involved with science classes with elementary school students by performing stimulating, hands-on experiments. I also played the violin, played volleyball, and was involved with his school’s literary magazine, Intersectional Women’s…

My Apprenticeship (the Past, the Present, and the Future)

Jeffrey Fishman

, 18 November, 2018

As I sit on my bed writing this blog post, I am currently stuck in my house due to a citywide transportation strike in Ibarra. Not only are the taxi and bus systems not running, but the taxi drivers have also lined up their vehicles…

Neverland Shower

Alex Taylor

, 18 November, 2018

Shower curtain fall To waterfalls, Bucket lagoons, Black incense dunes, And a pervasive shadow Over neverland falls. Mosquito morning song, Tiled ice, tiled wrong, I follow along the leader, But it is a measure of the strong, This pervasive shadow. So unfamiliar Ask Wendy, why…

I’m only 18

Manuel Quesada Nylen

, 18 November, 2018

November already. WHAT THE HECK. As of recently, I’ve been having existential crises every other hour of the day, where I ponder several things to what seems like no end. Every thought, no matter how random, always somehow manages to connect back to home. Not…

Lighting Up Diwali!

Leonie Tollefson

, 18 November, 2018

Diwali is the festival of light, and easily one of the biggest celebrations of the year in India. It celebrates the triumph of good versus evil, and it is essentially the Indian Christmas, or in some parts of India, the new year. It’s 5 days,…


Meredith Jones

, 17 November, 2018

Me llamo Meredith. I have called myself Meredith for 18 years. I have never shortened it. Occasionally in conversation or introductions, people asked me if I had a preferred nickname. The truth is that Meredith was my preferred name. Every shorter variation of my name…

Algae Bloom

Avry Richter

, 16 November, 2018

If you had the opportunity to live, learn, and breath the air of another people, culture, family and country, would you? So, here I am. Here I am taking in this world as the moments pass. I sit here with Yolanda, Domenicha and myself in…