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August 8, 2014

by Kristen Lee Growing up can be a delicate process. There are incidents from my childhood that I have yet to remember. There are these fundamental frames that have outlined every part of who I am – my two older … Read more

Why #firstworldproblems Shouldn’t Exist

April 27, 2014

You’ve all seen it. Facebook memes sporting “#firstworldproblems” to poke fun at the trivial complaints and nuances people in the “first world” express. Or to further stress the matter of “first worlders” taking everything for granted.  “I hate when the … Read more

Thai Language: Logic and Insight into Thai Culture

April 27, 2014

Travelling halfway across the world to a region of tonal languages, I was daunted by my complete unfamiliarity of the Thai language concerning tones, script, and that I only knew how to say one word. But four months later, I … Read more

13/04/2014: Wrapping Up the Gap

April 24, 2014

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 … Read more

measuring time.

April 20, 2014

The following post is from Kristen Lee, 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!”  With two weeks left, right now would be the perfect time for a blog post … Read more

Summer Camp

March 29, 2014

As I mentioned in one of my more recent posts, the Burmese Refugee Project would be starting a summer camp for the Shan refugees engaged in our after school English tutoring program. This past Monday marked DAY ONE. In total, … Read more


March 29, 2014

At the beginning of March, I left Thailand for Cambodia. My two month tourist visa was close to expiration, so I had to buy another one. The first five days of my vacation I spent in Phnom Penh, the capital … Read more

by the side of highway BR – 116

March 29, 2014

The following post is from Kristen Lee, a 2014 Global Gap Year Fellow. UNC’s Global Gap Year Fellowship is housed in and staffed by theCampus Y. Find out more about the fellowship on our GGYF Facebook page! By the side of highway BR – … Read more