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BOLD Blogs

Welcome to the BOLD Community Hub news feed of scholar blogs. Each participant in the BOLD program creates, develops and maintains a digital space of her own where she gives voice to her ideas and progress toward making an impact on her campus, community, and world. The Hub news feed is comprised of a syndication of selected participant blog posts; to read individual contributions, please click below.

The One About The Summer of 2017

The One About The Summer of 2017

As my schedule begins to fill up wit various activities and work hours start to add up on a weekly basis, I feel as though I have to reflect on the memories and valuable life lessons that the summer of 2017 has imprinted on me. I spent countless hours trying to get a grasp on what I wanted to say about India or how I would describe the feelings on the people mover from a “jurassic park-like” situation in Puerto...

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First Post!! + Life before Kentucky.

First Post!! + Life before Kentucky.

WELCOME TO MI VIDA LOCA,  that translates to my crazy life and oh man, is it pretty out of whack. But than again, who’s isn’t. With all the hectic ventures that life can bring, I wouldn’t change anything and feel incredibly blessed that I’ve come so far from where I started. Although I am originally from Honduras, …

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PERU: An Unforgettable Experience

PERU: An Unforgettable Experience

Cuzco, Peru 2017 My summer immersion in Peruwas an amazing experience that I will never forget. This country has a lot to offer toeveryone, insiders and outsiders. There is a lot to see and learn. I would highly suggest anyone to immerse in their culture and enjoy!   the key aspects... Community: the sense of community …

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From the beautiful backwaters of Kerala to the majestic mountains of Munnar, a snapshot of my International Immersion in India

Some of the highlights of my trip to Cochin, India: Looking at some of the photos we took in India bring back fond memories of the time I spent there with my BOLD India Cohort.[...]

A Brief Overview of My Experiences in Peru

A Brief Overview of My Experiences in Peru

Archives It has always been a dream of mine to travel to all the Spanish speaking countries in the world and Peru was my first step into making that dream come true. Coming from Mexico, one of the countless of places that fell victim to the white, Spanish colonialists, I wanted to learn and witness how this has shaped their worlds and what has been done to remain true to themselves even in the face of the oppressors. Peru was a wonderful place to start. I got to witness the beautiful culture of the Quechua and how many of their […]

MA→CA→DC→?

안녕 friends 🙂 So part of being a BOLD scholar is going on an international immersion (lucky me!) For me, that meant traveling to Peru for a solid 4 weeks with a group of 11 other BOLD scholars and a faculty mentor. BOLD is on four different campuses, each having a cohort of 10. That …

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Intro to Louisville, KY

Intro to Louisville, KY

I was extremely confused when I first heard that my domestic immersion was in Kentucky. I could not imagine why this was a possibility, out of all places. Throughout my visit, I began to see the importance of our journey to Kentucky. Among many things, Louisville, KY is home to […]

The Teardrop Island & My Mission

The Teardrop Island & My Mission

  A long, bloody, one-sided war between the Tamils and the Sinhalese resulted in the genocide of millions of people, which drove my family and me out of Sri Lanka in search of a new place to call home. When we fled Sri Lanka we were refugees without proper documentation, […]

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