Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chile, Santiago Te Celebra

One of the things I had been looking forward to most about being in Chile in September was getting to be here for Fiestas Patrias, and my weekend did not disappoint! Chilean Independence Day celebrations consist of lots of drinking … Continue reading

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Acostumbrándome a la vida chilena

My first two weeks back in Chile after my weird one-week vacay in the States were pretty crazy. After we landed in Santiago on Monday the 2nd, Katie and I went home to nap for an hour or two before … Continue reading

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América Solidaria in the News

Happy Saturday! Below are a couple of links to some news articles/website posts that talk about the U.S. volunteers for América Solidaria and the September 2014 Volunteer Class. This article (in Spanish) from a Chilean newspaper, La Segunda, talks about our … Continue reading

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“Para que cambie el mundo, hay que cambiar yo.”

This post sums up a lot of my thoughts immediately following orientation. It has been a week or two since I wrote this entry, but I thought it would be fitting to revisit some of the things I learned and … Continue reading

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Week Two of Orientation

We left on Tuesday the 19th for a retreat in Farellones, about an hour outside of Santiago. The first day, we watched a few clips (one being Braveheart WHOO ENGLISH) of different examples of leadership styles and we came up … Continue reading

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D.C. & Week One of Orientation

Hi all! Apologies for the delay in posting. The past month has been NUTS – packed up my stuff in Florida, flew to D.C., met the América Solidaria U.S. staff and other U.S. volunteers, had lots of meetings, flew to NYC, … Continue reading

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