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!

Snaps and Captions Part 1

Jasmine Johnson

, 19 February, 2019

*A picture says a 1000 words, and considering I haven’t posted a blog in a while, I thought I’d share 3 pictures from each month up until now. If I’ve done the maths correctly that’s about 18,000 words. So that should put me in a…

September

Averielle Van Horne

, 19 February, 2019

I started off this gap year with a blog post. The night before I left for Brazil, I rushed to put together a couple paragraphs on how excited I was for this year in order to meet the requirement of having at least one blog…

One Year Ago…

Rebecca Bogart

, 17 February, 2019

I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I was sitting in my Holocaust studies class, in room 1214 on the first floor of the freshman building. I remember every detail, even now a year later. We heard the first couple of rounds…

Caterpillar Soup

Selena Harris

, 17 February, 2019

*Preface: Something a lot of people don’t know is that caterpillars actually liquify in the cocoon before becoming a butterfly. Like, as a kid I always pictured the little caterpillar just growin’ wings, takin’ a snooze, and then poppin’ out 20 days later looking glorious…

Things I have learned in the last five months

Grace Partridge

, 16 February, 2019

– the process of healing is incredibly important, but don’t get so wrapped up in it that you lose part of yourself and forget to blossom. you need to be okay at some point – sometimes your problems aren’t something you can burn. sometimes it’s…

September

Averielle Van Horne

, 16 February, 2019

> I started off this gap year with a blog post. The night before I left for Brazil, I rushed to put together a couple paragraphs on how excited I was for this year in order to meet the requirement of having at least one…

Coming Close To An End

Diana Muething

, 16 February, 2019

I have a lot of mixed feelings at this point in my gap year and I’ve been trying not to think about the small amount of time left here. I have less than 60 days left in Ecuador, about 50 days left with my host…

Dirty Laundry

Gema Benavides Jimenez

, 16 February, 2019

When you don’t have a washing machine in your house and you don’t want to wash all of your clothes by hand, you are forced to look for an alternative – in other words, you better find yourself some friends that do have a washing…

An Indian Girl’s Guide to Ecuador

Surabhee Arjunwadkar

, 15 February, 2019

(A short, not-comprehensive-at-all, possibly biased list of things that might help you thrive in Ecuador) 1. If you have two bottles of 100% pure Parachute coconut oil for your hair in an environment that is 20℃ or less, and no access to a heat source,…