I Live Here Now

Quito is no longer new. I’ve been here almost a month and a half, and I am beginning to feel like life here is my new normal. Our training with WorldTeach ended, and along with it the camp-y feeling of spending all my time with 24 other volunteers, visiting tourist spots in the city on the weekends,…

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Journey to the Jungle

As a little girl growing up in the Central Valley of California, I was lucky enough to have easy access to both mountains and beaches. Every year, my family would usually take two vacations: one to the beaches of Sea Ranch, and another to a national park in the Sierra Nevadas. While I thoroughly enjoyed…

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Wings

As the month of June gains speed and the days slip away I am reminded of the fact that I will be leaving everything I’ve known very soon. Summer, it seems, is going by faster each day, and as I continue making preparations for my departure reality is setting in. Today, I found out my…

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I left my heart in Latin America

It happened. This morning, approximately 2 minutes after my alarm went off, I received an email notification from WorldTeach telling me I was accepted to the September 2015 Ecuador program. After their email about notifying me by early June, I was stunned, to say the least. Right at the moment I had more or less…

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