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!

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Luke Field

Brazil, 09 June, 2019

The first thing everyone asks after not seeing you for 8 months is, "So how was it?".  After hearing this question time and time again, I now have a method of explaining my year abroad. I usually start off with saying it was a mix…

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Luke Field

Brazil, 09 June, 2019

Wow I am 3 months into my experience and I can say "good morning" , "goodnight", and "Can I order a sandwich". Haha okay not actually but around 3 months into my experience I was starting to question my language learning capabilities. I felt like…

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Luke Field

Brazil, 09 June, 2019

Language Learning: Wow I am 3 months into my experience and I can sat "good morning" , "goodnight", and "Can I order a sandwich". Haha okay not actually but around 3 months into my experience I was starting to question my language learning capabilities. I…

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Luke Field

Brazil, 09 June, 2019

The Homestay: When I was first dropped off at my original homestay, I was overwhelmed with curiosity and excitement for being in a foreign country about to meet the people I would stay with for the remainder of my time in Brazil. My Family was…

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Luke Field

Brazil, 09 June, 2019

The Apprenticeship: 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday I would work at APAE, a School for Special-Needs Students. The specific school that I worked at was the largest in my region of Brazil, with around 600 students attending aging from 2 years old to…

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Luke Field

Brazil, 08 June, 2019

Since coming back from Brazil I feel a greater sense of gratitude. After spending some time thinking about why I might feel this way, I have come to the conclusion that it was mainly due to my apprenticeship during my year abroad. I worked at…

An Entry from my Journal. On the way back Home

Tenzin Gyalmo

Brazil, 03 June, 2019

18th April, 2019 Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India. It was an amazing experience. On the way back home to Bhutan, I find myself answering to people in Portuguese involuntarily. It is a beautiful language and I hope I never lose it. With 7…

Oh, The Places You’ll Go And The People You’ll Meet

Hannah Dang

Brazil, 02 June, 2019

As my 9 month adventure has come to an end, I am currently sitting back in my own bed in California looking at all the pictures I have taken throughout this year on my phone and/or disposable camera. Here are some of my favorite people…

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Ethan Gomes

Brazil, 02 June, 2019

Re entry training So re entry training was a unique thing like you come back to the U.S. finally after 8 months of a trip and like all some of us wanted to do was go home. But we had to stay one more week…