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My trip of personal growth

My trip of personal growth

Global Service Scholar: Joey Lattarulo Country: Thailand A day in my life here has changed quite a bit in the last week. Throughout my first two weeks, I would awake every morning to my medical intern roommate getting ready to head to the hospital. I’d then proceed upstairs to fix […]

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Daily Life in Chiang Mai

Daily Life in Chiang Mai

Global Service Scholar: Asal Yunusova Country: Thailand I am currently volunteering at the children’s home project. We have the mornings to ourselves, so on a typical day I wake up to cook breakfast or go out to eat at a nearby café. I currently live in the new volunteer house, […]

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A Day in the Life of a Saltpond Obroni…

A Day in the Life of a Saltpond Obroni…

Global Service Scholar: Iman Hanif Country: Ghana I have been in Ghana for 3 weeks now, and I love it. I live in Saltpond, a small town about two hours west of the capital city, Accra, with the Yawson family. We live in a complex with multiple single rooms outside […]

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Crossing the Borders of my Comfort Zone

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Haagenson Country: Peru I embarked on this journey with a number of preconceived ideas about everything from international travel to personal introspection. Over the course of this trip, many of these notions have been challenged and put to the test of lived experience. One of my […]

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Imagination vs. Reality

Global Service Scholar: Matthew Lightner Country: Thailand What always surprises me about traveling to a new country is how far removed the reality of the new place is from the pictures I have seen and from my imagination. I imagined Chiang Mai, Thailand to be a sort of mountainous, outdoorsy […]

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When in Peru, working at “La Cuna”…

When in Peru, working at “La Cuna”…

Global Service Scholar: Allison Anaya Country: Peru I don’t consider myself a person with strong preconceptions. It seems to me that with every word a person says, their personality is revealed like a layers of petals, and I enjoy being surprised by what I learn. Before arriving at the prison in Peru […]

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Living in Ayacucho

Living in Ayacucho

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Lewis Country: Peru Every day starts with my alarm at 7 a.m. As my roommate and I are getting ready, we listen for the bell that Ruth rings to signal that breakfast is ready. Ruth is a friend of our host family who cooks every meal for […]

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A day working behind bars

A day working behind bars

Global Service Scholar: Valerie Nguyen Country: Peru It’s 5 a.m. and I’ve just woken up to turn on the boiler for the shower – otherwise I’d only have cold water. I go back to sleep for an hour before getting up again to shower. Then, it’s time to return to […]

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Night and Day

Global Service Scholar: Centeera Plummer Country: Ghana Upon arriving in Ghana, I have been most surprised by the extreme levels of poverty. The differences in day-to-day living in Ghana compared to California are like night and day. And the overwhelming feeling I felt initially when I first witnessed this has […]

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Challenges of living like a Ghanaian

Challenges of living like a Ghanaian

Global Service Scholar: Erika Pfeiffer Country: Ghana Though I came into Ghana with an open mind and without too many preconceived notions, I definitely underestimated the lack of clean water and availability of certain hygienic items at my site. I was also surprised to see  the large amounts of development […]

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