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How to make bricks: A typical day in Cambodia

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Qanita Jaleel Country: Cambodia A typical day in Cambodia starts out with a big breakfast consisting of a wide variety of fruit that I do not normally eat in the United States, such starfruit and dragon fruit. While at breakfast my fellow Global Service Scholars and I […]

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A day in Cambodia working with students

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Hanna Mirshojae Country: Cambodia In Cambodia, I wake up around 7 a.m. to get ready and finish breakfast by 7:30 a.m., which is when we leave to the elementary school called Treak Community Center. I order the fruit platter every day, since there are limited vegan options. […]

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Today: A typical day in Cambodia

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Rodriguez Country: Cambodia My day begins at 6:45 a.m. when I get ready for the day and head downstairs for breakfast. I order my daily pancake and mango shake. At 7:30 a.m., we are picked up by three Tuk Tuk drivers, one of whom is also […]

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Indescribable days

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Jacob Ortiz Country: Cambodia My time in Siem Reap has so far been indescribable. Volunteers at our project site, Treak Community Centre, work Monday through Friday. On each of these days, I wake up around 6:45 a.m. This gives me enough time to get dressed and brush […]

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A day at HerFarm Nepal: A progressive place to live, farm and thrive

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Lindsay Fawcett Country: Nepal At HerFarm Nepal, the women here have built (and rebuilt after the 2015 Earthquake) living quarters for volunteers to stay in, allowing us to live among them. The current guesthouse is three stories high with a few rooms on each floor that mostly […]

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Daily routines and patterns in Cambodia

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Corona Country: Cambodia As the days go by during my stay in Cambodia, it is easy to recognize and find patterns in my daily routine. My day begins at 7 a.m. breakfast time at the Victory Guest House. I try to be spontaneous and order something […]

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Phonics lessons for kids

August 29, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Kayli Savage Country: Cambodia We stay at one of the many guesthouses here in the heavily touristed city of Siem Reap. The guesthouses are accommodating and simple, but different than home. What I like most about them is that on each floor there’s a little balcony that […]

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Having compassion toward others, even in difficult circumstances

August 21, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Jordan Stead Country: Nepal I had heard many times before going on this trip that Nepal is one of the poorest countries but that the people there are among the happiest in the world. The university reminded us to not go into the trip with any preconceived […]

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Seeing the differences between Mexico, Paraguay and the U.S.

August 21, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Mariela Padilla Country: Paraguay My  stay in Paraguay has been filled with many surprises and many emotions. I hope to grow and develop more interpersonal skills in this  journey, create more memories and leave a positive impact in the school of Cerrito. Being in Paraguay for just […]

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Leaving lasting impacts in Paraguay

August 21, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Anissa Balderas Country: Paraguay Entering the Escuela Agricola de San Francisco was like walking into a different realm. The environment was completely unmatched by anything I had seen in the United States. The trees towered over the school and the green ambiance was calming. The school has […]

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Learning gratitude and resilience in Cambodia

August 14, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Michelle Wan Country: Cambodia I wasn’t too sure what to expect upon arriving in Cambodia. I knew that it was a developing country with a poor education system, but I did not know much about the people or history here. On the flight to Cambodia, I decided […]

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Learning about Paraguay, and looking forward to teaching

August 13, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Susie Garcia Country: Paraguay Coming to Paraguay has been a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to travel around the world and having the opportunity to not only travel but also serve others is the perfect beginning of my adventures. It’s only been one week since we […]

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