13/04/2014: Wrapping Up the Gap

What can I say? Suddenly I’m about to go back to the USA, and I have no idea what to write. No blog post could possibly cover all of the emotions I’m feeling, nor every experience I’ve had, nor every friend I’ve made, nor everything I’ve learned. All I can say is this: if I’ve gained anything from this gap year, it’s an acute understanding that I know a lot less than I thought I did. In fact, I’ve come to realize that I don’t know much at all. I’ve gained so much valuable life experience since I left the States ten months ago, but the truth is, I still have a lot of growing to do. 

Before I left for this year, my aim was to mature, to become what I used to think of as an “adult.” Now, I’m not sure what that word even means. I think […]

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Illness and My Last Month! 13/03/2014

The following post is from Brady Gilliam, a 2014 Global Gap Year Fellow. UNC’s Global Gap Year Fellowship is housed in and staffed by the Campus Y. Find out more about the fellowship on our GGYF Facebook page!

Today I’ve been really sick – I think it must be some sort of flu, and it hit me so hard that I’ve been unable to teach all day. However, this gives me a perfect opportunity to write that blog I promised I’d do this week! So, we now have nine volunteers in the house, which gives the school days a pleasantly noisy, bustling feel. We are all very close with each other, and thankfully get along very well. We act as each others’ support nets, often working together and collaborating on lessons. The more practice I get, the better my classes and classroom presence becomes, and I can see the other […]