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Aguije, Paraguay

Aguije, Paraguay

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

Dhan ya bahd, Nepal

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

It takes a village

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

What Comes Next

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

Contrasts and Comfort Zones

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

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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