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Silver Linings

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Written by Kaylee C. I don’t think I quite thought through the omnipresence of language in everyday life until I faced the language barrier in…

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Post-College Amigo

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Written by Helen T. Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My university forced me to choose a major, so…

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Service and Sustainability

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Written by Ellen G. My internship is at an organization for people with down syndrome that serves as a school as well as a training…

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Feria Libre

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Written by Sydney R. Trips to Feria Libre Market can be quite the sensory overload. It’s unlikely you’ll go even a few minutes without a…

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Embracing Change

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Written by Luke P. The moment had finally arrived. There we were—Abuelita Carmen, Julian, Emilio, and I—our faces looking out to the empty landing strip…

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Rising to the Challenge

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Written by Natalie K., a Gap Program Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador Life here feels natural, I am comfortably settled into my routine, my internship and…

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Months in Moments

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Aidan T. Aidan’s host family welcoming him into their home A Feast with Family Last…

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Luke P. It was going to be perfect. All of the ingredients were laid out before us. The best…

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Feeling Like a Kid Again

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Sydney R. Recently I had a conversation with my host sister Mary about how as a child, she was…

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