A New Start

Spencer Wise Watson - Ecuador


July 19, 2013

Hello, y’all! My name is Spencer Watson, and I live in Prairieville, Louisiana. For the past two years, I have studied at the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Living abroad was a life-changing experience for me, and it is part of the reason that I have decided to defer from Middlebury College in order to live and serve for 7 months in Brazil with Global Citizen Year.

In preparation for my gap year, I have many things to accomplish, including obtaining a Brazilian visa and securing $2,500 for the Global Citizen Year Fellow’s Fund, which provides opportunities for high school seniors of all ethnic backgrounds the chance to experience a gap year in Ecuador, Senegal, or Brazil. Please support my campaign and keep Global Citizen Year in your thoughts – I believe that this cause will be very important in the not-so-distant future. In my opinion, there is no set timeline for college education that one should follow and taking a gap year to reevaluate one’s priorities is valuable. At least I know that is the case for me. After five years of high school (I took one extra to study at UWCiM), I am using my Global Citizen Year – among other things – to take a closer look at what is important to me and what I would like to accomplish in the future.

This blog is a way to stay in touch with my local community and friends from all over the world. Please subscribe to my blog and stay up to date with my Brazilian adventure!

Spencer Wise Watson