global citizen year

After spending a year living there, I found it second nature to lean in for a peck rather than extend a hand in greeting. Throughout my time in the country, this was just one of the many aspects of Ecuadorian culture that I not only cherished, but also quickly embraced as part of my daily routine.
On the airplane from Quito to Houston, I wondered how challenging stepping into my United States world would be after my "gap" year spent in Ecuador.
After three months in rural West Africa, my blood and bones surely carry a fair sum of parasites, bugs and amoebas -- but they also carry something infinitely more interesting.
As founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, Falik is crystal clear that her organization is not a typical freshman year, not a traditional gap year and not a study abroad program.
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. Global Citizen Year helps students take a gap year between high school and college students in order to thrive beyond the classroom and find the path in life that suits them.
Parents and students expect real results from the four-year undergraduate curriculum. This is not unreasonable. Scholarly studies have shown that programs like Global Citizen Year do deliver real educational outcomes.
What I have learned from living abroad is that the meaning of the word "election" is not universal.
People everywhere live in very challenging situations, and President Obama is able to reach beyond international boarders and deliver optimism to those who seek it.
What about "Deep Learning"? The astrophysicist Neal DeGrasse Tyson spoke at Teachers College graduation this week and, without
Half-completion and premature abandonment are patterns I see repeated over and over in Senegal. The landscape supports partial walls that don't enclose a thing and cinderblock shells of imagined houses.
I visited a slave castle on Senegal's Goree Island, which was one of the most powerful slave trade ports in the world from the 16th to the 19th century. It's a constant reminder of this country's tragic past.
Before I left for Senegal, I expected to learn most through my apprenticeship. However, I have gained numerous skills and insights from participating in everyday life in a rural village in Senegal.
Traveling and living in abroad is the best way to understand another culture, learn a new language, and grapple with the consequences of global poverty.