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I Am Second

I Am Second

Global Service Scholar: Jonathan Lee Country: Cambodia After recounting the days I spent in Cambodia to various friends and family, it’s easy to remember events that occurred, but understanding takeaways from each learning moment is difficult. Even now, I’m struggling to comprehend the changes that have taken root inside of […]

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Learning from Each Other

Learning from Each Other

Global Service Scholar: Josary Perez Country: Paraguay When one considers going into a country other than one’s own, the differences between the two are what one often considers most. Before arriving in Paraguay, I imagined how different the people, the culture, and the housing would be; yet, I never thought […]

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Beauty in the Culture of Cambodia

Beauty in the Culture of Cambodia

Global Service Scholar: Jake Ortiz Country: Cambodia My biggest takeaway from my experience is the firsthand education I received on Cambodian culture and history. Before traveling there I had attended a talk about Khmer experience in California, as well as taken a course, Religion in Southeast Asia, to gain some […]

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People over Products

People over Products

Global Service Scholar: Lindsay Fawcett Country: Nepal Living in a mountain village at a farm in rural Nepal was an incredibly immersive experience that differed vastly from what I was used to living in a city in the United States. I learned many things, including new ways to look at […]

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Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence

Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence

Global Service Scholar: Cynthia Lopez Country: Paraguay For the past month, I was fortunate enough to meet a group of incredible human beings. The agricultural school in Cerrito was not only an opportunity for me to practice a set of skills, but most importantly, it was a place for me […]

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Finding Solutions

Finding Solutions

Global Service Scholar: Qanita Jaleel Country: Cambodia The biggest takeaway from this experience is that there’s no right or wrong way to live life, and that giving up should not be an option. Before going to Cambodia I had a whole list of ideas on how I could help and […]

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Arkoun Chraen, Cambodia!

Arkoun Chraen, Cambodia!

Global Service Scholar: Michelle Wan Country: Cambodia Prior to leaving for Cambodia, I grew more interested in the possibility of teaching English as a second language in foreign countries. Being able to experience that in Cambodia gave me a glimpse of what it could be like if I choose to […]

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Hoping to have a lasting impact

Hoping to have a lasting impact

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Corona Country: Cambodia Before the trip, I had a broad idea of the volunteer work and the Cambodian culture I would experience. I didn’t want to have any set expectations; rather I tried to understand and learn. I watched a few films and read a couple […]

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What I learned from a challenging experience

What I learned from a challenging experience

Global Service Scholar: Hanna Mirshojae Country: Cambodia My service trip to Cambodia with Global Service Scholars and all the accompanying service programs was very eye opening. It helped me appreciate the things I have at home and allowed my understanding to grow. On this trip, I learned about their struggles […]

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The Nepalese women working hard to reach their goals

The Nepalese women working hard to reach their goals

Global Service Scholar: Lesley Vallecillos Country: Nepal My day at the farm begins with a wakeup call for breakfast. Then we all meet at the dining room table and discuss the various activities that are planned for us. The activities tend to change depending on the weather. If the weather […]

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