Fellow Stories

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Wherever You Go: Judaism in Ecuador

Macy Lipkin

, 09 December, 2018

Note: If you want to see my posts right away, and if you want to be able to post comments, visit my personal blog: wordsofstargirl.wordpress.com/ *Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish* *You’re never alone when you say you’re a Jew* *So when you’re not…

An Introspective into Impacto Vivo

Sophie Auvin

, 07 December, 2018

Thursday, December 6th marked my last day at Impacto Vivo, a local organization providing an after-school program to low-income kids. In this moment I am incredibly conflicted about the project closing and being forced to seek out new opportunities. While I never would have left…

Todo orden fue siempre una fantasía (English)

Emiliana Reinoso

, 06 December, 2018

It’s been a little over three months since I’ve been in India. Writing has been difficult, perhaps because, after the daily intensity, I always end the day lying in my bed with multiple thoughts in my head. Sometimes, I would like to leave my mind…

Do you like extreme sports? Come to India then!

Gema Benavides Jimenez

, 06 December, 2018

Adrenaline. A hormone we produce whenever we are nervous or stressed. A hormone that stimulates the release of dopamine in our nervous system, that is to say, it contributes to the release of a substance that causes a feeling of wellbeing. So I guess, that…

Learning By Letting Go

Jack Swartzentruber

, 06 December, 2018

[image: d151d5d2-7d16-4b5b-87de-0a85d8e5ffee.JPG] It’s been nearly one hundred days since I’ve been living in India, and I find that the more time I spend here the harder it is for me to write about it. I think there are a couple reasons for this, but it…

Chapter 8: My November Christmas

Xandra Coleman

, 06 December, 2018

Brisk knocks on my door awoke me. I agonizingly rolled over to see it was only 7:47 am on a Saturday morning. At the sound of another series of sharp knocks, I rolled out of bed, opened my door, and went to go draw water…

Todo orden fue siempre una fantasía

Emiliana Reinoso

, 04 December, 2018

Spanish/ English Hace un poco más de tres meses que estoy en India. Escribir ha sido difícil, quizás porque después de la intensidad cotidiana, siempre termino el día tirada en mi cama con múltiples pensamientos en mi cabeza. A veces, desearía dejar mi mente en…

Post Card Diaries

Leonie Tollefson

, 04 December, 2018

Aside from teaching and traveling, I’ve kept myself very busy by exploring my new home of Pune! During Diwali break a few weeks ago, I went on a little walk up Parvati Hill with my host family, where I came across some beautiful watercolor postcards…

Que chevere: first weeks in Ecuador on video

Ivana Filipovic

, 03 December, 2018

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