Gap Year Fellows

Blog #1- Introduction

Hi, my name is Mariajose Ladera, but most people call me MJ. It’s shorter and easier to pronounce and remember. Also, I live in Atlanta Georgia. Something that defines me would be my family. They have taught me: to be adventurous and to appreciate the little things in life; to be patient and ask questions; toContinue reading “Blog #1- Introduction”

Fatima Verona (June 16, 2020): Tips for the incoming Gappies (haha, don’t hate me, and please read)–Gap Year Blog #11

1. Flexibility is a good thing. Take this from someone who’s gap year was interrupted by a worldwide pandemic. I don’t mean this haughtily or selfishly, however. The occurrences I have been through for the past 127 days were a harsh, yet necessary, reminder that things will seldom go as planned. Thankfully, I have notContinue reading “Fatima Verona (June 16, 2020): Tips for the incoming Gappies (haha, don’t hate me, and please read)–Gap Year Blog #11”

Lauren Thornberg (August 2, 2019): Critical Language Scholarship — This is the Busiest I’ve Ever Been (Yes, In My Whole Life), But That’s Actually a Good Thing

(Quick disclaimer before I begin: this blog contains only the opinions of me, the author, and does not represent the views of the U.S. Department of State, American Councils for International Education, the Critical Language Scholarship, Shaanxi Normal University, or Florida State University). Wow. It’s August 2nd. Remember when I made a post on JuneContinue reading “Lauren Thornberg (August 2, 2019): Critical Language Scholarship — This is the Busiest I’ve Ever Been (Yes, In My Whole Life), But That’s Actually a Good Thing”

Lauren Thornberg (June 13, 2019): Repurposing My Blog — Time For CLS!

Hello again! Long time no see. Although my time as an au pair has ended, my time in China has not! In March, I was given the wonderful news that I was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to increase the number of students studying whatContinue reading “Lauren Thornberg (June 13, 2019): Repurposing My Blog — Time For CLS!”

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