Remember Antony Le? He’s one of our TAP Grant recipients and he’s in Ecuador right now with Global Citizen Year. He made this video to share his experiences in his first month in Ecuador. It made my eyes leak when I watched it. So many awesome firsts, world expanding moments, and friendships that change the[…]
Editor’s Note:Hương Uyên Bùi is a Vietnamese student who applied for, and won, the TAP grant in her second language. I’ve chosen not to edit her work in English because, while her grammar and usage might not be fully standard, she communicates her message and her heart fluently. One of the things travel teaches is[…]
Ever since I arrived in France, some weird things have started happening to me. Some weird, slightly worrisome, growning-up kind of things. For one thing, I’ve started making my bed every morning, something I could never muster up the energy for in the past. What’s worse, I sweep my room and I keep my hair[…]
Before arriving in Brazil, all participants of Global Citizen Year meet at Stanford University in sunny California, to connect, get inspired by exceptional leaders and to share their worries and excitement. Since I was a small kid, I greatly adored the US. I remember as I watched High School Musical at home, together with my[…]
My day starts at 7:00am. I eat breakfast with the other students who are staying with the family as well as my host dad, Angel. Lucki usually gets back from walking Alondra to school while we’re eating. Several different students have come and gone in the house since I’ve arrived, but Rebecca, a girl from[…]
Stanford. New friendships. Inspiring speeches. Learning a new language. More friends. Cultural differences. First signs of fluency in Portuguese. Making a joke in Portuguese! Cultural and language similarities. Host father. Host family. Beautiful beaches. Views. Smells. Unfamiliar food and drinks. Time to think. Downtime…. From each day that I spent in Brazil, I can come[…]
Michelle Zhang is one of the Travel Access Project Grant recipients. She’s now living in Guatemala and learning Spanish there. Just before she left she shared with us some of what she was packing and thinking about before her big launch! Ever wondered what goes into a Gap Year student’s bag? Check out Michelle’s!
Aleah Cordoba, one of the Travel Access Project Grant recipients shares her Gap Year plans with us in this great YouTube video. I’ve gotta say, I’m super excited for her!