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Hard Work and a Positive Attitude

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Sergio Cervantes Country: Paraguay Working at Fundación Paraguaya and being amongst students at the Escuela Agricola Cerrito has been one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve met so many amazing people and have experienced what real compassion looks like. I started my journey with a […]

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Support Systems and Collaboration

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Lesley Vallecillos Country: Nepal On my trip to Nepal, I have learned that happiness comes from family and friends. The founder of Her Farm has said that it’s important to form connections with each other. When we first arrived, she told the group that we are not […]

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Nicolas Gutierrez III Country: Cambodia For the people of Cambodia, there is little to nothing they cannot achieve when they set their minds to it. If they need a house, they will build it; if they need money to support themselves or their families, they will work […]

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What it means to be a teacher

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Kayli Savage Country: Cambodia My visit to Cambodia has been so rich in culture, kindness, and people. The quality of life may be poor, but the quality of the people is far superior. They are such gentle spirited and hardworking individuals, that it’s hard to ever complain […]

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Aguije, Paraguay

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Susie Garcia Country: Paraguay Interning with the Global Service Scholar Program has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. From beginning to end, this trip was an amazing experience. All the friendships I made and all the things I learned have made me see the world […]

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Dhan ya bahd, Nepal

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Lara Nguyen Country: Nepal To find the precise combination of descriptive words and phrases to elaborate upon my time here in Nepal would simply do a disservice to all the experience has done for me. When I sat in the terminal waiting for my departing flight, I […]

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It takes a village

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Rodriguez Country: Cambodia It takes a village; teachers, staff, members of the community, parents, and volunteers all play a significant role in shaping and developing a child’s education. The second day we arrived in Cambodia we had an orientation on the history and culture of Cambodia […]

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What Comes Next

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Lazaro Vargas Country: Paraguay Before departing to Paraguay, I thought I would get homesick and depressed since I would be living for a month in a different country that was very far away from home. Moreover, this would be the first time I would be traveling outside […]

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Contrasts and Comfort Zones

September 5, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Jordan Stead Country: Nepal Outside the rain spotted window of the car, the passing cityscape is a blur of color and construction. It is almost as if the city is either half built, or half destroyed. The small, old buildings line the bustling and crowded rundown streets. […]

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I Am Second

September 5, 2018

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

September 5, 2018

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

September 5, 2018

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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