How to Survive Language Barriers: 5 Strategies for Better Communication

Last September, I packed my bags and left the only home I’d ever known, San Francisco, and landed in Senegal where I’d be living for the next 8 months during my Global Citizen Year. After a month of cultural training and language lessons in French, I learn that I will be placed into a homestay[…]

Discovering Interests in Guatemala: Growing Confidence

Nathan Lane spent two weeks in Guatemala with a group traveling to learn about themselves, the world and to develop traveling skills. This is his story: I guess it’s kind of cliché to say that the best thing about going to Guatemala was what I learned. But I’m not really big on travel for its[…]