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!

Galápagos

Annika Kapp

, 08 December, 2019

<img title="Inline-Bild" alt="Inline-Bild" src="https://en.globalcitizenyear.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_1149.jpg" class="ydp8edb00d7yiv5291590803yahoo-inline-image" style="max-width: 800px; width: 100%;" draggable="false" data-id="<ba696c2f-d60c-2a54-97cd-cfdfa3e66a50@yahoo.com>”> When I was six years old, I loved to watch nature documentaries. They were funny educational films with speaking animals, and one of them was about the Galápagos islands. One scene from this movie…

The True Bridge-Year Experience

Malaika Nikiema

, 08 December, 2019

 Coming in Brazil, 3 months ago, I had a lot of goals: become a surfista*, dance samba, interact a lot with Afro-Brazilians and by now I should have been totally fluent in Portuguese.  This is what actually happened. September::  I live on a mostly white…

part of the only diary that i ever kept

Sofia Dragoti

, 07 December, 2019

Μέσω 7 September 2019  Dear Diary, today everyone is going to their host families. But my family was very close to the area that we were our first week here, so I went by car. Because I was waiting for everyone to leave I eat…

My spectrum / Mi espectro

Lola Ibanez

, 05 December, 2019

(¡español más abajo!)   My name is Fatou Bintou Ndiaye, that is how I have been called for the past 4 months. That is the person that embraces this experience with all its ups and downs. That is the person I consider myself to be…

Five-Star Food for Thought

Charlie Dickerson

, 04 December, 2019

Now that I’ve been sick in bed all week and have finished every episode of Black Mirror, I guess all I’ve got left to do is catch up on the blogging. Before I get into the main topic of this post, I’ll provide a brief…

Feliz Navidad – A Christmas Fundraiser for San Pablo, Ecuador

Raymund Lee

, 04 December, 2019

Link to our GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/christmas-in-san-pablo-ecuador

Feliz Navidad – A Christmas Fundraiser for San Pablo, Ecuador

Raymund Lee

, 04 December, 2019

Anyway y'all could add this text? Dear Friends & Compañeros,My name is Ray Lee, a Global Citizen Year fellow living in San Pablo del Lago, Ecuador. For this coming Christmas season, my host community, Abatag, would like to request your help to organize a special gift for the children…

Feliz Navidad – A Christmas Fundraiser for San Pablo, Ecuador

Raymund Lee

, 03 December, 2019

https://www.gofundme.com/f/christmas-in-san-pablo-ecuador

Why I Hate Fundraising Goals

Maya Holcomb

, 03 December, 2019

A field of corn with the capital city of the province, Ibarra, in the background. A friendly reminder that money doesn’t grow on corn stalks. A requirement for completion of the Global Citizen Year program is to raise $2,500 for the scholarship fund. This is…