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

July 12, 2017 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 Paraguay 2017: Independent Surprises (7/10)

July 10, 2017 I surprised myself on this trip and I am pretty sure my mom will be amazed and impressed by how I have grown in the past two and a half weeks. This was my first time on a plane. And I was going to Paraguay,…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: A New Me in Santa Rosalia (7/10)

I will never forget how much I laughed when I was together with the people of Santa Rosalia. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in my life. Arriving to Santa Rosalia was weird and shockingly awkward but luckily we were able to break…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: For the Children (7/10)

Hello it’s me, Jose, again. I’m now writing to you about my thoughts on the daycare we visited this week. The little kids are so adorable and cute. When I was playing and dancing with them it made me so happy and I felt like…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Staying Strong and Making Memories (7/10)

Today is my fourth day with my host family. It’s going way better than a few days ago. Thank goodness. The first few days were emotionally exhausting and it took some time to adjust to living with strangers, to communicate without really knowing the language,…

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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: My Impact on Two Paraguayan Communities (7/10)

Before we got to Paraguay we met several times to discuss what we would be doing on our two and a half week trip. We knew that we would be doing home stays and building things, painting and doing other community-building activities. That was supposed…

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