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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Final Thoughts (7/14)

July 14, 2017 So, I was the first person to blog about this trip to Paraguay, and now the trip has ended and I’ll share some final thoughts. I started off this trip with fear, passion, and excitement. And now I am ending this trip with those same…

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LearnServe Teacher’s Blog: Final Thoughts from South Africa (7/14)

What’s next? Where do we go from here? I am pleased to report that we are all back safe and sound in the USA!  Our 16/17-day journey in South Africa has come to a close and we now must answer the question, “So, what now?”…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Andrenae’s Words of Wisdom (7/13)

This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. I got to have fun as well as experience several things that will change my life forever. On this trip, we planted trees, went hiking, stayed with host families, and explored shantytowns as…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Oneesha and Breunna (6/26)

July 12, 2017 Hello my name is Vonyae and I have volunteered to do the blog for day 2. Yesterday was my first time getting on a plane. I was very excited and anxious. Also that was a big travel day for us. We had to get on…

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LearnServe Jamaica 2017: Fourth of July at St. Anthony Mary’s (7/4)

It’s the 4th of July, it’s finally here, but I’m spending it a little differently last 4th of July. I never had in mind that I would be spending 2017 4th of July in Jamaica with a bunch of people I don’t know. I mean,…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: The Greatest Gift of All (7/8)

As I reflect on today, I want to say that I gave the boys I interacted with the “Greatest Gift of All.” I gave them someone their age to talk to that we as teenagers desperately need.  The struggle of dealing with emotions is common…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: Table Mountain (7/3)

Today was full of adventures and excitement. Although today was very tiring, the group and I enjoyed ourselves and got closer to some new friends like Push, Mike, Ashley, and more. It was a very jammed-packed day where the group experienced the type of opportunity…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Lessons Learned from Paraguay (7/11)

This is my last day in Paraguay. Today we are traveling back to the United States and it feels like we just landed in Paraguay yesterday! While I am very sad to be leaving my new friends and family that I have made, I am…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Facing My Fears (7/11)

July 11, 2017 Reflecting back on my time in Paraguay I realized I overcame many fears. I was scared and worried about many things such as the water, food, and sleeping. Paraguay is so far from home and we were going to be gone for a long time.…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Staying Open-Minded (7/11)

I don’t want to write this final blog post, but I have to be open-minded about it. After leaving the campo of Santa Rosalia, I struggled to maintain an interest in the trip. Asunción just wasn’t kicking it for me. I was mostly bored throughout…

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