The One Who Knows You Best
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The One Who Knows You Best

Before India, I seriously doubted that I could do anything completely independently without help from my family. Now, I have found my independence, and I realize that the only person who knows what is best for you is you. Going against social norms and into the unknown is difficult, but this experience has given me more insight into myself and the world around me then a lifetime of work in the United States could have ever done. Continue reading »

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When Familiar Becomes Foreign
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When Familiar Becomes Foreign

Everyday Ambassador attracts those of us longing for something “different” and itching with wanderlust. Always looking for ways to relate cross-culturally and learn from far off places, we have to take care not to lose empathy for those who have chosen a different path. Those who stay home are embarking on their own adventure, and honestly, it’s one that scares me more than moving to a new country by myself. Continue reading »

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The Touchstone of Service—the Human Touch
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The Touchstone of Service—the Human Touch

“Imagine that you’ve been living on the streets, you haven’t showered in ages, you haven’t brushed your teeth, and unless you’re using a public restroom, you’re not able to wash your hands after using the restroom or before meals. You’re dirty, you’re afraid, and you’re alone. Then, imagine that a volunteer comes to your tent to feed you and pray with you, and despite your dirty hands and your squalid living conditions, that person is unafraid to hold your hands, embrace you, and be present with you in that moment.” Continue reading »

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Gaining an Empathetic Perspective
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Gaining an Empathetic Perspective

Today’s post comes from Jonathan Timothy Su, a graduate of San Marino High School in California. Jonathan has always been an avid, adventurous traveler and sees the world as his inspiration. After taking volunteer trips in faraway places throughout high school, he decided to spend a year in Ecuador through our partner organization Global Citizen … Continue reading »

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