A Whole Different World

Adolfo Leon Jr - Ecuador

July 8, 2011

Hey everyone, my name is Adolfo Leon, Jr.  Before I heard about Global Citizen Year I had no idea where I was going after high school. I knew that I wanted to keep studying and attend college, but I was not to excited about it and I did not feel prepared. One day I was on the phone with my summer search mentor and she told me about this program. I immediately was interested and wanted to learn more.

As I learned more about the program, I knew it was something I wanted to do. Ever since I was a kid I have been interested in global issues and other cultures. So I quickly applied and at first I did not know how to feel since I knew it was extremely hard to get. But once I finally got the phone call that I was accepted, I was filled with joy and happiness! That same feeling came back a when I found out that I was going to to be working in Ecuador.

I personally enjoy being in other countries outside of the U.S.A . To me it feels like you are in a whole different world, which I love to be in. That is why I am so excited to begin in August at the US training and then in finally Ecuador!

Thank you for reading,

Adolfo Leon Jr