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August 3, 2022

Perfection

By: Ruth Morrongiello

By Aryaman My last blog! It’s really long but I go into great detail to provide a complete summary of the whole year. I share why I decided to take a gap year, how the year went, how I felt at every stage and my concluding thoughts. The fact that I am submitting this blog […]

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September 28, 2020

Gratitude in the Q

By: Admin

By Sammy Two weeks in a tiny room, shared with three other people. Feel free to leave the room, as long as you are okay with losing $30,000 and being kicked off the program, deported, and banned from coming back to Israel for the next ten years. Someone from another program left the room to […]

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September 17, 2020

Ann Arbor

By: Admin

By Maya I used to dream of palm trees, sandy beaches and salty air. I used to dream of being surrounded by new languages and old cultures. For as long as I can remember my mind was in love with everywhere that I was not. Despite obvious challenges, the last few months gave me the […]

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September 1, 2020

My New Normal

By: Admin

By Lhamo I have been in quarantine for almost half a year, yet it still feels like there is no end in sight. I’ve been fortunate enough to have not caught Coronavirus thus far (at least, I think so, because I had a terrible “flu-like” disease in January that no doctor could definitively diagnose and I swear it was the […]

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August 30, 2020

Preparing for Ethiopia

By: Admin

By Kate Hello everyone! My name is Kate and I am from New York City. This month I am preparing to move to Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, where I will be interning at a boarding school known as the Haile-Manas Academy.  Over the course of the semester, I will serve primarily as a peer leader for freshmen […]

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August 29, 2020

Why I Took A Gap Year

By: Admin

By Siddharth Having been born and raised in India, the notion of a gap year has always been fairly restricted to a specific segment of students – those who are unable to perform up to their expectations in the cutthroat entrance tests to the most prestigious universities in the country. If one wasn’t spending their […]

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