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Witnessing poverty in Paraguay

August 13, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Lazaro Vargas Country: Paraguay In Paraguay, I have been most surprised by the generosity and kindness of the people we have come into contact with. For example, on the streets of Asuncion and in the Escuela Agricola (the agricultural and entrepreneur high school where we’re interning), strangers […]

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Seeing perseverance in the face of limits

August 13, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Josary Perez Country: Paraguay I arrived in Paraguay with very few expectations. I knew I was entering a country that shared many of the cultural values that I was raised with, but that would be very distinct from the American culture I grew up with. Still, Paraguay […]

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The Start of an Adventure

August 13, 2018

Global Service Scholar: Cynthia Lopez Country: Paraguay Arriving to Asuncion I was struck by so many things that I never imagined. At first, I expected solitude and a city that was overwhelmed with issues, that was contagious enough to affect its people and change their outlook on life. However, my […]

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Cultivating the hunger to understand other cultures

August 14, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Centeera Plummer Country: Ghana My biggest takeaway from being in Ghana is learning to relinquish control. Prior to my arrival in Ghana, I had many expectations of how I would help and what the outcome of my help could be. I was so confident that my presence […]

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Kob Khun Ka (Thank You)

August 11, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Alexina Pilo Country: Thailand Looking back on this experience, a lot comes to mind. The past month has been one full of unique challenges, laughs with new friends, and the beauty of warmth and love from the people of Chiang Mai. Before beginning this journey, I had […]

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The Lessons Learned in Thailand

August 11, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Asal Yunusova Country: Thailand This past month in Thailand has been a once in a lifetime experience filled with many lessons and takeaways. I was able to learn a lot through my interactions with others and through my weekend travels and excursions. Even more so, I had […]

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What comes next after Thailand?

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Irene Sin Country: Thailand It has been a week since I left Thailand and I miss the country. Although I did not feel useful all the time as a volunteer at the elephant camp, I miss being around my elephant, Tata. Waking up and seeing her, bathing […]

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Anything is possible

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Dania Felix Country: Ghana My biggest take away from this experience is that the government plays a huge role in the ability of a nation to develop to its full capacity. Ghana is extremely fertile and has abundant resources that are desirable for any nation. Therefore, western […]

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People and kids just like any other.

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: James Santillana Country: Peru Going to Peru I expected to see a lot of poverty, and that witnessing such immense poverty would drastically change my life. Although I did see poverty all around, it was not something that I noticed. Or rather, it did not command my […]

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The Impact Peru had on my life

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Denise Delgado Country: Peru When I arrived in Peru, I did not expect to become so immersed in the city’s compassionate citizens, beautiful sites, and colonial history. Peru taught me the true power of mindful thinking and inner strength. I arrived in Peru attempting to run away […]

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Witnessing resilience in the most trying of places

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Diane Delgado Country: Peru My trip to Peru taught me a lot more than what I expected to learn in the single month that I was there. I had one main site – the special education school San Juan de Dios – but there were days when […]

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Live every moment.

August 10, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Lewis Country: Peru If three weeks ago you were to ask me what the biggest takeaway from my experience in Peru was going to be, I would have answered, “I’m not sure yet, but I know I will have a better idea when I get to […]

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