Fatima Verona (June 16, 2020): Nerea (Gap Year Blog #9)

I think it is safe for me to say that my most memorable experiences of my gap year have been in the Jaguar Rescue Center. Yes, I also went to Cartago for a while, but it was unlike the connections I made with people, animals, and nature like in Puerto Viejo, Limon. Like unforgettable memories,Continue reading “Fatima Verona (June 16, 2020): Nerea (Gap Year Blog #9)”

Jetta Zakaria (September 9, 2019): What is it that you want to accomplish/learn over this year? Set 3 goals you have for yourself for the year. What steps will you take to meet your goals?

There are quite a few things that I want to get out of my year in Belgium, so choosing three to talk about will allow me to focus on the ones that are the most important to me. I think the most obvious is that I want to be proficient in French by the timeContinue reading “Jetta Zakaria (September 9, 2019): What is it that you want to accomplish/learn over this year? Set 3 goals you have for yourself for the year. What steps will you take to meet your goals?”

Fatima Verona (March 7, 2020): The Jaguar Rescue Center (and how my perspective of things has changed)–Blog #6

Since I have graduated, I can certainly testify that my view of myself has evolved gradually since then. Looking back, as a high schooler I was only really aware of what I could accomplish on paper. And while I think it’s paramount that young people can hone their critical-thinking and thesis-developing skills, I wasn’t sureContinue reading “Fatima Verona (March 7, 2020): The Jaguar Rescue Center (and how my perspective of things has changed)–Blog #6”

Fatima Verona (January 5, 2020): the First Destination (Gap Year Blog #5)

Reporting from Limon Province! My gap year thus far has truly been filled with learning experiences. When I was still a senior, I naively believed taking a gap year, if properly planned would be easy to follow through with. However, not everything always goes as planned, even with aid from your dream school. I’ve hadContinue reading “Fatima Verona (January 5, 2020): the First Destination (Gap Year Blog #5)”

Fatima Verona (December 3, 2019): The Jitters (and an anecdote of how my first job interview went)

My mind was racing. Will they think I’m a good enough candidate? Will they like my resume? Remember, be as polite and eloquent as ever. How will they react knowing that my time in this job is transient? As I clutched the pages of Queen Sugar, I realized that my eyes were aimlessly scanning past everyContinue reading “Fatima Verona (December 3, 2019): The Jitters (and an anecdote of how my first job interview went)”

Fatima Verona (September 30, 2019): The Routine–Taking It Step-by-Step (Gap Year Blog #3)

My day to day life right now is pretty routine-like. I get up five days of the week early in the morning to drive to work which is about forty-five minutes away with traffic, and I practice Portuguese almost every day for at least thirty minutes to an hour. I still live in Miami, Florida,Continue reading “Fatima Verona (September 30, 2019): The Routine–Taking It Step-by-Step (Gap Year Blog #3)”

Rian Jackson (June 8, 2020): Blog #11

When going on a gap year Many things can go wrong trust me, I would know. I am taking this opportunity to share some tips and other advice that I have learned to help anyone thinking about a gap year in the future. The three main segments I want to talk about are Travel, Location,Continue reading “Rian Jackson (June 8, 2020): Blog #11”

Rian Jackson (May 7, 2020): April (Blog 4)

After leaving Canada there is one piece of art that has stuck with me thorough out my time there and will most likely stay as one of the most interesting parts of that trip. The town where I spent my time was an old military town back when the rocket range was still operational, thisContinue reading “Rian Jackson (May 7, 2020): April (Blog 4)”