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 Day in a Life

Lara Solis

, 15 November, 2019

"I was born in the day, right before lunchtime, and I arrived with a full appetite and it hasn't settled down at all" -Jenny Slate I wake up at 5 every morning. It is the only time that nothing moves and I like quiet. After…

A guide to bus rides in Ecuador

Annika Kapp

, 15 November, 2019

I’m sitting at the open bus window, enjoying the fresh breeze which is providing a bit of relief from the stuffy-dry air inside. The strategic choice of your seat is vital in order to survive the one-hour ride to Cuenca. An amateur may think that...

New blog post

Annika Berezney

, 14 November, 2019

Aloha,  I checked my blog and my first blog that I had sent in is unfortunately not posted, below is a copy along with my second blog post. Please also add the six photos attached to my second blog.  Thank you for your time, Annika…

Chicha, the Symbol of Indigenous Strength

Elaine Liang

, 14 November, 2019

Chicha is a fermented corn drink essential to all the fiestas and festivals of the indigenous community. In the past, the militaristic government did everything in their power to prevent the indigenous from drinking or making chicha. Anyone who tried was killed on the spot….

Blog 2: The Toubab in Tivaouane

Silvia Craig

, 14 November, 2019

After frequently justifying an “audacious” decision, Embracing a future with an unconventional vision, College is on hold for a year long stall,  Instead of a campus I have headed to Senegal   Over two months gone with five left to live, My placement has proven…

On Normaility

Erin Pugh

, 12 November, 2019

I’ve been meaning to write another blog for a while, but (believe it or not) I couldn’t think of anything particularly exceptional to write about. For the most part, life in Senegal doesn’t surprise me anymore. I’ve grown used to sitting cross legged with my…

The Best Way to Make Friends in Senegal

Emma Peterson

, 12 November, 2019

Everyday as the last of the lunch is being eaten, it is time to get out the small silver tea pot, make a quick run the boutique next door for a tiny box of China green tea, and put the attaya on to boil. Attaya,…

2 months in Ecuador

Annika Kapp

Ecuador, 09 November, 2019

When my host dad realised the other day that it has been over 2 months now since I joined their family, he didn't want to believe it. Time flies!I have already been sharing my experience here by writing and taking pictures, but I also wanted...

Every little thing can make your day

Aisha Kothari

Brazil, 08 November, 2019

Attachment available until Dec 8, 2019 Every little thing can make your day  The smiles  The boy who every time I see him makes a heart with his hands The hugs The smiles! (I know I already said that:)  The laughs  The kisses on your…