It Takes a Village to Raise a Fellow
Ambassador / Wednesday Wisdom

It Takes a Village to Raise a Fellow

Today’s post comes from Devin Faris with our partner organizations S.O.U.L. and Global Health Corps. After working with refugees and people affected by HIV near Kampala, Uganda, and after numerous visits to Bujagali, he relocated to New York City to complete his M.A. in International Education with hopes of one day returning. Devin is a 2014-2015 … Continue reading »

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My ‘exceptional’ first few weeks
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

My ‘exceptional’ first few weeks

Today’s post comes from Lindsay Seligman with our partner organization Global Citizen Year. Lindsay is passionate about studying foreign languages and promoting intercultural understanding. Lindsay has been deeply inspired by her education and the opportunities she has had to travel. One of her goals in life is to do something to make education and opportunity … Continue reading »

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Why Gap Years Are Essential For Those Who Don’t Think They Need One
Ambassador / Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

Why Gap Years Are Essential For Those Who Don’t Think They Need One

Today’s post comes from Michelle Kincaid, a 2013 Omprakash Ambassador Grant recipient and worked in Lima, Peru with Partner, Building Dignity. She will begin pursuing a BA in International Relations with a pre-med track at Syracuse University this fall. We chose this post because of Michelle’s humble expression of her careful self-reflection, not to mention … Continue reading »

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A picture tells a thousand words
Ambassador / Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

A picture tells a thousand words

Today’s post comes from Fiona, with our partner organization America’s Unofficial Ambassadors. Fiona just finished her 6 week internship teaching English in Zanzibar. AUA sponsored a photo contest for all their volunteers, and Fiona was their winner! We’re thrilled that she shared her photo, and story, with us. This piece highlights the impact that human … Continue reading »

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Weekly Passport: Globally-Minded Students, Nice vs Good People, and Black Friends
Weekly Passport

Weekly Passport: Globally-Minded Students, Nice vs Good People, and Black Friends

Meaningful exchanges via the internet encourages more active engagement in life. ~ A new app forces kids to call their parents. ~ The difference between good and nice people is empathy and humility. ~ To each her own; no one belongs to anyone—live your life and let others live theirs. ~ There are dos and don’ts to keep in mind when talking race with black friends. ~ Protect and preserve our public libraries; you’ve no idea how important they (still) are to our society. Continue reading »

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We all have special gifts, we all have special needs
Partner / Wednesday Wisdom

We all have special gifts, we all have special needs

Today’s post comes from our partner organization The Wayfaring Band. Andrea Moore is an artist and entrepreneur who uses writing, performance, and photography to foster connection and dialogue across social and cultural lines. She is a managing owner of The Wayfaring Band. Pavel Reppo has been involved with the special needs community since 2006, when he first began working for Adam’s … Continue reading »

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