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Hi! My name is Katarina and I’m from Charlotte, NC. During my gap year, I plan to spend a month working on a small, organic permaculture farm in Isla Colon, Panama through a program called WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). Then I will spend a few months backpacking through Europe, with a focus on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Starting at the end of January I plan to spend a few months in Chișinău, Moldova interning with the National Bank of Moldova, volunteering at support centers for Ukrainian refugees, and taking Russian. My plans for the summer are less certain. I will potentially travel to Israel or come home to work and get my personal trainer certification!