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

July 12, 2017 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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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Victoria Falls (7/11)

Today we embarked on an adventure as full-blown tourists. We started our day with a hardy breakfast made by the hotel chefs.  We then got on the bus and traveled to Victoria Falls, which the locals call “ Mosi-Oa-Tunya.” The falls were very beautiful. As…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: Safari (7/9)

On Sunday, we explored many things in South Africa. We left downtown Cape Town from the backpackers to travel two hours to the Aquila Resort for a 2 day, 1 night Safari!   At Aquila, we went on our first game ride.  Our driver, John, blessed…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Leaving Livingstone (7/10)

Leaving Livingstone today was a bittersweet feeling. Part of me was happy to be starting the long journey home, while the other was sad to be leaving a place that I have grown so connected to. The 7-hour bus ride however, gave ample time for…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: Last Day with the Homestead Project (7/8)

Today was our last day working with The Homestead Project. It felt good to work with those kids and be able to teach them some of our games. Also, some of the kids were saying some positive things about what we did for their home.…

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